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Here’s why you should not miss WIC Dehradun Community Literature Festival 2017

Devdutt Patnaik, Durjoy Datta, Barkha Dutt, Jatin Das amongst many other prolific figures will be attending the second edition of WIC Dehradun Community Literature Festival 2017 

The buzz around the second edition of WIC Dehradun Community Literature Festival 2017 is getting louder. The curtain raiser has been scheduled on 25th March at World Integrity Centre India, Dehradun where Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be launching his book. This will set the tone for the literary gala that will be held during April 19-22 in Dehradun. Here, we are presenting some highlights of the curtain raiser:

Invite for Curtain raiser

The Curtain Raiser for WIC Dehradun Community Literature Festival 2017 will take place in the illustrious presence of sarod virtuoso and composer, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who will launch his book Master on Masters. The curtain raiser will be open for all, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on 25th March, at WIC India Dehradun, Rajpur Road. The event will be followed by an interactive session, with Amjad Ali Khan in conversation with Rishi Suri, revealing the journey of the book. Aficionados of music and literature will get a chance to get their copies of the book signed by Ustadji himself.

WIC Dehradun Literature Festival

Gurcharan Das, Durjoy Datta, Devdutt Patnaik, Jatin Das (from left to right)

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Sessions with eminent personalities in the fields of literature, art and politics include mythologist and author Devdutt Patnaik, writers Durjoy Datta, Gurcharan Das and Nayantara Sehgal, artist Jatin Das, children book writers Ranjit Lal and Santhini Govindam, journalists Rana Ayyub and Barkha Dutt, historian and writer Rakshanda Jalil, well-known translator Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar, human rights activist Nandita Haksar, Air Commodore Nitin Sathe, and many others. The festival culminates to give a promising experience to explorers and literary enthusiasts.

WIC Dehradun Literary Festival

Burkha Dutt, Sudha Menon, Nandita Haksar (from left to right)

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Cultural events are a definite charm of the literature festival in an unusual destination. Recitation and story-telling by the natives, in a session Lit-fest Hangout is scheduled from 7pm onwards. The festival extends itself to cultural interactions, giving an unsual and stimulating experience to its particiapants.

We are also expecting some big announcements that promise to add glamour quotient to the festival.

( is the online partner of WIC Dehradun Community Literature Festival 2017, to be held during April 19-22 in  Dehradun. Stay tuned for all updates, news and interviews from DCLF 2017. For more information on the festival, check out this page!)

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