A classical performance by Shubha Mudgal brings the curtain down on the 12th Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet

Asha Bajaj
3 min readJan 28, 2024
Kalam. Image credit: Kolkata Literary Meet/Facebook

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Kolkata/IBNS: The 12th Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet drew to a close on January 27 with a soulful classical musical performance by Shubha Mudgal at the main Steps of Victoria Memorial Hall.

The concluding day was also marked by several interesting talks and other programmes.

Raghuram Rajan, Ex-Governor of RBI stressed the importance of human capital for an economy to move forward and engaged with the young audience at the literary meet to apprise them of the challenges and hopes that lie ahead of them.

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Sri Lankan best-selling author, Ashok Ferrey, talked about his latest novel ‘The Unmarriageable Man’, which fetched him Sri Lanka’s premier literary award, the Gratiaen Prize.

The festival paid tribute to well-known sculptor (late) Meera Mukherjee on her birth centenary year where Adip Dutta (a close associate of Mukherjee) and historian Tapati Guha Thakurta discussed the rich legacy that Mukherjee has left behind.

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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, author of the timeless novel ‘Goynar Baksho’, spoke to Arunava Sinha on the translation of his classic novel and why the novel refuses to grow old.

Noted crafts expert and social activist, Laila Tyabji and social entrepreneur, Nandita Palchoudhuri, discussed with Bappaditya Biswas how artisans are forging a path ahead amid diverse challenges.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal, launched Mukund Padmanabhan’s first book ‘The Great Flap of 1942’, which is a narrative history of a neglected and scarcely known period between December 1941 and mid-1942, when India was caught…

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