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Famous Literature Festivals of India

By Siji Ram

India is a land of ethnicity, culture, tradition and heritage. The festivals here, also boasts about these cultural nuances in the form of dance, music and literature. Plenty of books are published that has a local flavour of places, helping the readers understand the life of the people of those regions better.

India holds several literature festivals (commonly known as Lit. Fests) that sees a rush of readers, travellers, history lovers and scholars who would like to know more about the literary works that include fiction and non-fiction book, discussions, talk shows and activities that throw light on the growth of literature. Let us check out some of the best Literature festivals that are conducted in India.


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Hyderabad Literary Festival - Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the land of Nizams is famous among travellers and foodies alike. The famous Charminar, Ramoji Film City and the yummy Hyderabadi biriyani are some of the reasons that attract tourists to this city in Telangana. Hyderabad Literary Festival is also one of the highlights of the city. Held in January, the festival promotes one regional language every year and also invites a foreign nation to showcase its works of literature during the festival. Established authors and other eminent personalities attend the event and take part in discussions, which would be a great experience to witness.

jaipur lit fest

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Jaipur Literature Festival - Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the royal destinations of India where you can live like a King and Queen! With majestic forts, stunning palaces and other attractions that talk about the rich history of the 'Pink City', attending the Literature Festival would take you through a tour of the culture and traditions of the city. The Lit. Fest is held in Diggi Palace in Jaipur, which showcases books, shows and discussions related to literary works of several classic and contemporary authors of Rajasthan and other states too. This is a five-day festival and is attended by tourists and travellers across the world.


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Apeejay Kolkata Literature Festival - Kolkata

Apeejay Literature Festival is one of the largest literary festivals of India and is one that highlights the culture and heritage of the city. Travellers find the event interesting as it gives an insight into the rich culture and history of the city. Book fairs, dance performances and discussions happen during this festival. Some of the attractions you can explore in Kolkata include the Howrah bridge, Eden Gardens, Alipore Zoo and the Victoria Memorial.

Tata Literature Live - Mumbai

Held at the National Centre of Performing Arts, the Tata Literature Live is a major event of the city that sees the participation of famous authors, budding writers, art lovers and scholars. The four-day event is one of the highlights of the city apart from being a famous tourist destination. The festival is held in the first week of November annually.

Though there are other literature festivals that happen across the nation in various cities, the ones listed here are the most popular of them all and are must visit attractions of the respective cities. Do not miss any of them if you happen to visit these places during the time of the festivals!

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