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One should guard against abuse of history by politicians: Bose

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Friday said politicians are abusing history and one should against the instrumental use of it.

"Many politicians are in fact abusing history and I think what we should always against is the instrumental usage of history of purposes of the present," said at the fourth edition of the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) here.

"I think the only way we can combat the abuses that are taking place of history is to delve even more deeply into history and actually understand that history can be a matter of interpretation, but it is never a matter of just opinion," he added.

Bose, who talked on 'The Mahatma and Netaji', asked the youngsters to read on the life and work of Subhas

The fourth edition of the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) was inaugurated here on Friday to a packed audience.

The three-day festival was inaugurated by celebrated laureate Jayanta Mahapatra, along with Anand Sen, TQM and Steel Business, and Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik.

Mahapatra, the feted and proponent of who is also the first Indian English to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award, spoke about how poetry lets him understand reality.

He also talked about how literature is becoming more accessible in the digital age.

He encouraged budding authors to draw inspiration from the adversities they face and use the technology now available to them to their advantage to express creativity and imagination.

mesmerised the audience as she reminisced on her portrayal of iconic literary characters on screen.

She shared her experience about the challenging roles that she played and the memorable moments at the shooting sets.

The eventful day concluded on a lighter note with a stand-up performance by Abijit Ganguly.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 22:44 IST