West indian literature

KLF to J&K Mainstream Literature

New Delhi, December 30 (IANS) During the eighth edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) which recently concluded in Bhubaneswar, the festival hosted a group of poets and writers from Jammu and Kashmir who have participated in sessions dedicated to the region.

The group included Ghulam Nabi Haleem, Muzzafar Ahmad Parray, Mysar Ahmad Hajam, Roshan Lal, Shalini Rana, Bhagwati Devi, Gurinder Singh (Swami Antar Nirav), Raj Kumar Sharma and Rajinder Kumar.

KLF founder and director Rashmi Ranjan Parida said they plan to put a special emphasis on literature in Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, the KLF Bhava Samvad has launched an online series on literature from this region.

He stressed the importance of literary integration and engagement with literature from there with other literary traditions in Indian language through translations and mutual interactions.

Initiative coordinator Kamala Kanta Dash highlighted the importance of Jammu and Kashmir literature as having a central place in the history and evolution of Indian literary traditions.

This week, the Doordarshan Kendra of Kashmir (DD Kashmir) also hosted a special session with Ghulam Haleem to discuss the experience of the delegation visiting Odisha and participating in the KLF.

–IANS

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