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Delhi is all set to drift into the magical world of written and spoken words through its very own literature festival for the second time. The 2nd Delhi Literature Festival 2014 being organised on 7, 8 and 9 February at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

M Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Environment and Forests and a well acclaimed writer himself will inaugurate the festival that will showcase a vibrant panel of discussions, readings, workshops, talks, presentations, book launches and much more.

This year Delhi Literature Festival will pay a special tribute to Rajendra Yadav, one of the most well-known and reputed writers of Hindi Language. He was most known for pioneering the Nayi Kahani Movement in Hindi Literature. Namvar Singh, a close associate of Rajendra Yadav along with Ajit Kr. Chaudhary and Dr Nirmala Jain will share their personal experiences with the veteran writer who no longer lives between us.

With a tinge of international flavor, the festival will witness the presence of Brazilian Author Bernardo Carvalho throwing light on Brazilian Contemporary Literature.

The festival will also hold a special exhibition of the works of the Iranian illustrators, graphic artists and calligraphy artists.

There will also be a session on Saturday that will look into the world of Persian Publishing, its history and form.

Focusing on three major elements – illumination (illustrations), decoration (graphics) and calligraphy (art of writing), these Iranian Artists will throw light on the ‘Art of Book Making’.

Keeping with the tradition of promoting independent writers and publishers, DLF’14 will see a dramatic reading by Rehaan Engineer, of yet to be published novel, Mutilator written by Prajna Desai, an art critic and writer.

The festival will also hear the tale of the successful literary entrepreneurs as they share their journey with the young aspirants.

Other eminent speakers include Mushirul Hasan, Rakhshanda Jalil, Rosalyn D’Mello, Samit Basu, Abhimanyu Sisodia and many more.

Saturday will also see a Cultural Performance by Mrigya, a Delhi-based fusion music band.  Their music reaches out to a variety of cultures and nationalities for its uniqueness in fusing the Blues, Funk, Folk, Latin, Rock and Jazz with Indian Classical.

WHEN: 7-9 Feb
WHERE: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
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