Bangalore Literature Festival discusses a range of subjects on opening day

September 26, 2014 06:05 pm | Updated 06:05 pm IST - BANGALORE:

From literature to films, a wide range of issues were discussed on the first day of the third edition of Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF), which opened in the city on Friday.

Of the literary personalities present including playwright Girish Karnad, artist S.G. Vasudev, writer Shobha De, it was author-columnist-screenwriter Chetan Bhagat who stole the show. His upcoming novel Half Girlfriend, which is scheduled to be launched on October 1, was much talked about during the discussion.

The event, which is dedicated to departed writer and thinker U.R. Ananthamurthy, turned out to be a platform for Girish Karnad and S.G. Vasudev to express their disagreements with the life and works of Prof. Ananthamurthy. A documentary on Prof. Ananthamurthy produced by Sahitya Academy was screened before paying tributes to the writer and to writers from various parts of country watched the exhibition of his rare photographs organised by the Department of Information.

A contingent of writers from North-East raised socio-political and cultural issues being confronted by them besides discussing literature of their region.eom

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