by Maina Bhagat As we prepare to celebrate the 10th year of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, (Jan 18- 20th ) and herald the upcoming centenary of India’s much loved Oxford Bookstore Park Street, I sit here in my office at the Oxford Bookstore contemplating the journey, which is, indeed, the destination. I believe , as the Spanish novelist Jorge Carrion enunciated beautifully, Every bookshop … Continue reading Why a Bookstore creating a Literature Festival is as Special as it is unique!
By Aatreyee Ghosh My first introduction to the world of books was my grandmother who would take me to Oxford Bookstore every first Saturday of the month which would be followed by lunch at one of the restaurants in Park Street and then an evening pouring over the treasures accumulated throughout the day at the bookstore. So, coming back to work at nearly 100 year old … Continue reading Working for ‘third parent’ Oxford Bookstore to curate Kolkata’s First and India’s Only Literary Festival created by a Bookstore and India’s First Bangla Festival
By Renu Kakkar I was born to a family, hailing from East Punjab, made refugee during the India-Pakistan Partition. They had escaped in near penury with just a broken skull of their youngest seven year old son Mulkh – my father – during the fateful days of Partition in 1947. Stunned by the unimaginable cruelty of neighbours and friends, my grandfather spurned repatriation to the … Continue reading Memories of Pain and Resilience – The Partition Museum observes the first Partition Remembrance Day supported by Apeejay Trust
By Anjum Katyal This journey began with Alice Walker, celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning writer-activist, whose unforgettable The Color Purple was a rite of passage in my undergraduate days. She pledged to come to us in January 2017 and the excitement of that promised treat was the wind beneath my wings as the planning for AKLF 2017 started. But as the year steamrolled ahead, it got … Continue reading Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival – Love in a Time of Vitriol
Oxford Bookstores hosts India’s pioneering Bangla Literary Festival Continue reading Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob – Taking forward the rich literary legacy of Bangla Language