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Mira Nair inaugurates Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker inaugurated the Apeejay Literary Festival today.

Joined by and Festival Directors and Anjum Katyal, Nair declared the festival open by lighting the lamp.

Later, during a conversation with a young author, the filmmaker narrated her 30 years' experience to work in three continents as a documentary

The entire spectrum of Mira Nair's work - from Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay, The Namesake, the Reluctant Fundamentalist and The of Katwe - was discussed, with various interesting anecdotes thrown in.

Nair said, "I am so happy to return to the embrace of the city of my childhood, - to walk the streets of my teachers."

Apeejay Literary Festival 2018 is woven around the main theme - India@70 - with key sessions emerging from this theme, said.

The festival would be held till January 15 at its main venue in the St Paul's as well as cultural evenings at Tollygunge Club, Harrington Street Art Centre, and the here.

Ashis Nandy, Vishal Bhardwaj, Soha Ali Khan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Shobhaa De, Rashmi Bansal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparna Sen, Arundhati Ghosh, Urvashi Butalia, Usha Uthup, Victor Banerjee, Mark Tully, and others will be attending the AKLF 2018 edition.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:30 IST