Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob (ABSU), India’s first Bangla Literary Festival created by
the nearly 100 year old Oxford Bookstore in 2015, is combination of culture and refinement of grace of Bengali literature. It is surely an inspiration to the newer generation who will be influenced by the literary talks from eminent personalities. From renowned writers like Sankha Ghosh, Shirshendu Mukherjee, Sanjib Chattopadhaya, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Samaresh Majumdar, Pracheta Gupta, Ranjan Bandhopadhyay, Saikat Mukhopadhyay, Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Srijato, Binod Ghoshal, Himadrikishor Dasgupta, Anish Deb, Krishnendu Mukherjee and Subodh Sarkar to film Directors like Suman Mukhopadhyay, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and Arindam Sil and Bengali musicians like Nachiketa, Surojit Chatterjee, Anindo Chattopadhaya and Swagatalaksmi Dasgupta; and Actors like Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee, Barun Chanda and Riddhi Sen have graced the event for the past few years. Beside these the ABSU has also attracted prominent literary personalities from Bangladesh like Salina Hussain and Imdadul Haq Milon.
Like every year this year ABSU is commencing once again, but in bigger aspect as its the 5th edition, so the grace and festivities are up, its just a month away, so all the excitements are at its peak. Curated by Oxford Bookstores in association with Patra Bharati and Rabindra Bharati University, the fifth edition of the Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob will be hosted at Jorasankho Thakurbari,Kolkata on 22 nd , 23 rd and 24 th November, 2019. It will welcome once again a bunch of star authors, film directors, poets and musicians to lit the event and to share their wonderful thoughts on literature to the audience.
Further to all these ABSU 2019 has introduced an array of events online and offline through social media recently and several Mini-ABSU sessions were held amongst schools.
So , excited enough to attend the 5th edition of ABSU this year? Then save the dates from 22 nd to 24th Nov at Jorasanko Thakurbari.
The Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob would host its first ever Walk for Literature- ‘Sahityer Jonno Haanta’- Bornoporichoy Theke Sahoj Path at 3 pm on 9 November 2019 from Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s house to Jorasankho Thakurbari. People who are in love with literature, they will pay tribute to the aspects and various achievements of literature. Join us on the very auspicious day of celebrating the beauty of literature throughout an array of festivities and endless celebrations.