Saturday, 6 April 2019

Book Reading With William Dalrymple At Bhubaneswar

We were excited to learn about author and historian William Dalrymple's book reading event at Bhubaneswar on 5th April 2019.
Odisha Tourism has invited William Dalrymple as a guest from April 5-8, 2019.
Last year, in January 2018, he was in Bhubaneswar for the Tata Steel Literary Festival. I had a chance to attend it and to speak to him.
The venue decided for this year's book reading was heritage site Mukteswar Temple, built in 950 AD, famous as the 'gem of Odisha architecture'.

However, later, it was changed to Bocca Cafe, a cafe in the heart of Bhubaneswar.
I visited the book reading event. The hall was full of literature-lovers like me.
Nine Lives
William Dalrymple read out selected excerpts from four of his books that included- 'Nine Lives', 'City of Djinns' and 'From The Holy Mountain'.
City Of Djinns
From the Holy Mountain
He also answered some questions from the audience.
It was a cool event.
Thanks to the organizers- Bakul Foundation, Prelude, My City Links and IBI.
Thanks to Odisha Tourism for inviting William Dalrymple to Odisha and for taking him around our heritage sites.

D for- Dalrymple
I am blogging related to Odisha, India for the #AtoZChallenge this year.

1 comment:

  1. Anita, it must be so thrilling to attend a literature festival and book reading session by such a great author.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal

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