Taj Literature Festival returns to celebrate literary art for 3rd time

By Mehak Sabharwal

New Delhi, Feb. 10(ANI): After tasting success for two years, Taj Literature Festival is back with its third edition in Agra, claiming to be bigger, better and more literary this time.

During the official announcement of the festival, Harvijay Singh Bahia, TLF Founder, told ANI, “Agra is a city which is difficult to define, understand and imagine unless you go there and experience it. With TLF we are trying to celebrate words in the finest way and are trying to unveil the historical value Agra has.”

Talking about how TLF started, Bahia said that once he saw a literature festival in London and somewhere in mid 2010, he saw Jaipur Literature Festival, which became his inspiration.

He added, “I thought that if Rajasthan can sell its sand, then why Agra can’t sell its history, which is a phenomenal as it is the only city in the world which has got three heritage monuments. Not only this, it is a city that has given the world Galib Sahab, Nazeer Akbarabadi and Meer. There is no reason why Agra should be overlooked.”

Like previous years, the finale of the festival will have Taj Mahal as its backdrop and many prominent celebrities and authors such as David Frolly, Kabir Bedi, Vidya Balan, Sudhir Mishra and Ketan Mehta will become a part of this three day-literature celebration.

It is slated to be held on February 26-28. (ANI)

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