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Wordsmith weaves magic at meet – Poet focuses on regional languages, their presence in his next book

Wordsmith weaves magic at meet – Poet focuses on regional languages, their presence in his next book

On Day 2 of the Patna Literature Festival, Shambhavi Singh of The Telegraph caught up with prolific writer-cum-poet-filmmaker Gulzar at a city hotel. In the city to attend an interactive session with culture aficionados and budding authors, the man whose pen creates magic, talked about reading habits, the focus on regional languages and his upcoming literary projects. You have attended two consecutive literature festivals in Patna. How do you find the readers? There is a large number of readers of Indian languages here in Patna. English books sell like hot cakes, but we can’t deny that the Patna Book Fair registers sale of Hindi books in the range of thousands every day. Only here, in Patna, will you meet a reader who might have read a book two decades ago but will remember the second line of the third chapter. Be it the autorickshaw driver or the chaiwallah — they will save money to buy… Read More

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