Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival , India’s first major literary initiative of the year, India’s only literary Festival created by a bookstore and Kolkata’s first literary festival, reflects our city’s vibrancy of thought, its engagement with the literary world at large…Explore literature as part of our tangible and intangible heritage…Celebrate books, music, art, film, and more with the finest creative minds in the nation and globally, as events unfold at the city’s magnificent heritage sites, and in India’s finest and most loved bookstore, the Oxford Bookstore.
Highlights of AKLF
Young Italian poet. He published his first work – Poesie d’autunno. Raccontandomi in versi – in 2015 as a 20 year old, becoming one of the youngest poets of his country. He presented his works in Algeria, Denmark, France and Russia. He is studying Literature and History in Udine and writes about literature in regional cultural magazines.
Writer, hotelier, and architectural restorer. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of Neemrana Hotels the chain along with Francis Wacziarg, which have won awards from UNESCO and the Indian travel trade industry. He has co-written/authored 14 illustrated books on art, history, architecture, corporate biography and photography, two of which have won National Awards. These are also used as the official gifts of the President and the Prime Minister of India. His book Jaipur was the first Indian book to be marketed internationally by Christie’s.He has also been the curator at Art Today.
Australia based freelance travel writer and photographer who has been living in Australia for the last 30 years. He have travelled to 87 countries in 6 continents instead of 65 countries in 5 continents and has a portfolio of travel articles published in mainstream media in Australia, India and other countries. Currently he is the Chairperson of Australia India Travel & Tourism Council.
Director of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Evolving Nature of India-Bangladesh Relations. She works for India’s Northeast Complexities and India-Myanmar’s bilateral relations. Prior to ISDA, she was a co-ordinator with the South Asian Centre for Strategic Studies, New Delhi. She is a regular participant in Indo-Bangladesh Track II dialogues and also has been working on climate change and water security issues in South Asia.