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Ruskin Bond, Daman Singh to be part of Kolkata lit meet

IANS 11 Nov 2014, 11:26:40 AM IST

Kolkata: Noted author Ruskin Bond and Daman Singh, daughter of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, are some of the big names who will participate at the fourth Kolkata Literary Meet, beginning Jan 23 next year.

The fourth edition of the literary meet will run from Jan 23 to 27, 2015.

Children's much-loved author Bond will inaugurate the festival as its guest of honour.

"Ruskin Bond and Daman Singh are participating at the meet," an organizer told IANS.

Singh, author of "Strictly Personal", that traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004, will participate in a segment dedicated to memoirs.

The other names include American writer Joanna Rakoff, historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee and music composer Shantanu Moitra.

Other highlights are a section on new writing in English, in addition to poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar's translation of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works.