Kolkata is set to host a sweets literature festival

The state of West Bengal is known for its fondness for sweets. Be it in any corner, one can always find a fulfilling and delicious candy in the state. But what if we tell you that the state capital, Kolkata, is set to host a sweets-themed literature festival? Yes, you read that right.

A three-day sweets-themed literature festival will take place in Kolkata from December 9-11. Oxford University professor Dr Kunal Basu, painter Jogen Choudhury and former Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar are some of the many attendees of the unique literary gathering, organizers quoted as saying by the PTI news agency.

The festival will be spread over 10 venues which will bring together traditional houses, art galleries and modern institutions of Kolkata. Additionally, organizers claim that each venue will also have the world’s largest ‘mishti’ (charcuterie) tables with over 60 varieties.

Moreover, according to the official statement, the festival will witness one of the largest gatherings of writers, historians, food lovers and pillars of the world of cinema and theater.

“The very spirit of Kolkata – freedom of thought, in ideas, in the way we protest or celebrate, liberal thought in its arts – be it literature, film or theater – will be celebrated in the festival through…the great legacy of our sweets,” said Oiendrila Ray Kapur, the festival’s creative director.

With PTI entries

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