Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet
Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet
Launched in 2017, the Ranchi-based Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet resulted from the need for a festival that would celebrate the eponymous state’s “rich yet underrepresented literature and culture”. Like at its sister festivals in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, the events include talks, discussions, workshops, book launches, film screenings, plays, dance recitals and music performances.
English, Hindi and regional-language writers such as Ruskin Bond, Mridula Garg, Uday Prakash, Mahadev Toppo and Anuj Lugun are among the prominent speakers who have participated in the annual two-day festival over the years. The list also includes actors Sharmila Tagore and Pankaj Kapur and politician Jairam Ramesh.
The Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet, which did not take place in 2020 and 2021 owing to the pandemic, returned with its fourth edition in March 2022.
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How to Get There
How to Reach Jharkhand
1. By Air: The nearest domestic airport is Ranchi airport.
2. By Rail: Ranchi Railway division has a total length of 842 km and railway routes merging the junction. So it plays an important transit point in East India.
3. By Road: Three important National Highways NH7(North-South). NH47 (Leading to West) and NH68 (Leading to East) intersect at Ranchi. Three major bus stands are ITI, Khadghara, Government Bus Stand which plays an important part in public movement from the city to any other places.
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and allows water bottles to be taken into the festival venue.
2. A pen. Authors are often available for signing books and may not always have a pen at hand. If you already have books from the visiting authors on your bookshelf that you want to get signed, you could carry them too.
3. A tote bag for all those books and brochures you may want to lug back home.
4. Cash and cards. Most literature festivals have bookstalls selling books of invited authors. It’s always a good idea to carry debit /credit cards as well as cash in case technology fails us or if you want to avail of cash discounts that they offer on the spot.
5. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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