Literary Festivals, today, are generally perceived to be an important platform for the promotion of books and reading. The Brahmaputra Literary Festival not only proposes to focus on the languages, literatures, culture, society, politics, performance traditions, music, identity, media of the north-eastern region of the country, but also national and international elements packaged in the three day event. It brings together prominent personalities and celebrities, writers, thinkers, artists and other performers both from the northeast and across the country as well as internationally acknowledged litterateurs and other intellectuals from across disciplines. This get together will not only encourage new ideas and their dissemination but will also create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and offer a platform for intellectual exchanges. The basic components of the festival will include panel discussions on issues concerning books, literature and language, In-Conversation sessions with writers, reading sessions, book signing sessions as well as cultural programmes showcasing indigenous cultures.
ABOUT – NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, INDIA
Promoting the Culture and Love of Reading since Six Decades National Book Trust, India (NBT) is an autonomous body under the Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India established in 1957. Its main mandate is work towards promotion of books and culture of reading in the country. The major activities of the Trust include publishing, promotion of books and reading, organisation of New Delhi World Book Fairs, promotion of Indian books abroad, assistance to authors and publishers, and promotion of children’s literature.
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ABOUT- PUBLICATION BOARD ASSAM
Publication Board Assam- An institution dedicated solely for the promotion of books and literature in the State from the time of a decade old young and Independent India. The Board is now 56-years old and during this period, the Board, true to its aims and objects, has undertaken various works that have profoundly enriched our language, our literature and our culture.