Kumaon lit fest from October 11
Jim Corbett National Park and adjoining Dhanachuli village in Uttarakhand are all set to host the Kumaon Literary Festival from October 11 to October 15.
Sumant Batra, host, lawyer and social commentator, stated this while addressing a press conference in Dehradun today.
He said 125 authors and publishers would address the festival, the first one to be held in a mountain village in the country.
The festival is not just brainstorming sessions of authors but looks at a large vision to develop Dhanachuli into a model village.
Authors, such as Amish Tripathi, Jerry Pinto, Preeti Shenoy, Ravi Subrimanian and Nirupama Dutt among others would attend the festival, Batra said.
Batra said 50 per cent of the total participants in the festival would be of women.