NEW DELHI: A unique book show Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond
is being launched on Doordarshan from 25 August.
The programme will be telecast weekly on Sundays at 8:00 pm
on DD Bharati and on Saturdays at 6:00 pm on DD National.
The evocative title song has been penned and put to music
by famed lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi.
Addressing literary issues of contemporary interest through
dialogue and conversation, Kitaabnama shall feature
books, readings and encounters with writers from the spheres
of Hindi, English and various Indian languages, as well as
guest appearances from international names and voices.
Conceived by writer and literary activist Namita Gokhale,
the programme will have a participatory and inclusive format
and showcase the multilingual diversity of Indian literature.
Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond is an unfolding kaleidoscope
of books, authors and readings, says Gokhale.
The episodes feature a diverse range of celebrated names including
Ashok Vajpeyi, Amish Tripathi, Geetanjalishree, Mahesh Dattani,
Mahmood Farooqui, Uday Prakash, Urvashi Butalia, Advaita Kala
and Lord Meghnad Desai.