'Eastern and Western Writers Meet' Today

Posted on 2009-03-21
PANAJI- Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and Kala Academy have arranged ‘Eastern and Western Writers Meet’ on March 21-22 at Black Box. In the programme the writers of Bengali Oriya, Bodo and Konkani, Marathi, Hindi will participate and read papers and recite stories and poems. The meet will be inaugurated by a distinguished Oriya writer and former president Sahitya Akademi Ramakant Rath. Eminent Konkani writer Damodar will chair the inaugural session. Pundalik Naik, Convenor of Konkani Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi will give introductory remark.
In the session well known critic Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee will present a paper on ‘Bengali Literature Today’ while renowned linguist Dr Madhavi Sardesai will read a paper on ‘Konkani Literature Today’. Poet Krishna Basu Bengali, Sudesh Lotlikar Konkani and Haraprasad Paricha Pattnayak Oriya will read their poems initially from their own languages followed by translations in Hindi or English.
Initially K S Rao, regional secretary, Sahitya Akademi, Mumbai will welcome the gathering while Dr Pandurag Phaldesai member secretary, Kala Academy will propose vote of thanks.
On March 22 the first session of Short Story Readings will commence in the morning at 10 am which will be chaired by Bodo writer Anil Bodo. In the session Samir Rakshit, Amar Mudi, Bengali writers will read their translated stories while N Shivadas will read his Konkani translated story.
The concluding session will have poetry recitations. Marathi poetess Prabha Gannorkar will chair the session. In this Subrata Mukhopadhyay, Chaitali Chatopadhyay, Ekram Ali Bengali, Prakash Bhatambrekar, Hindi, Nilba Khandekar, Konkani, Prakash Kshirsagar, Marathi, Rajendra Kishore Panda, Oriya will recite their poems in respective languages and then the translated ones.
Sahitya Akademi Book Exhibition will be open at the venue on both days with discount on all the publications is announced by Sahitya Akademi.