On 26 – 28 August 2016, Bhutan will celebrate the seventh edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival. The Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 2016 is presented by Jaypee Group, an initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation, in association with Siyahi, and is powered by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan. This diverse three day festival is uniquely set against the backdrop of the verdant Himalayas, in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. An initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation in association with Siyahi, Mountain Echoes is a confluence of art, music, literature and new media of both countries, serving as the ideal platform for debate, discussion, and cultural exchange. The event will be hosting a satellite photography exhibition by Sudhir Kasliwal, called ‘An Ode to Rajasthan’.
Sudhir Kasliwal is the prescient insider who has been photographing and visually documenting his people, their living traditions and their land with an inimitable gaze. His focus is resolutely on the region’s inhabitants, their joys and sorrows and the manner in which they fill their terrain. Sudhir Kasliwal looks beyond the grandeur of the palaces and instead focuses on the local people, the ones whose lives make the state the unique place it is. Set within a country renowned for its sustainable democracy and proactive stance on ecology, Mountain Echoes will open with a conversation on ‘climate change and its impact’ presented by author Amitav Ghosh and introduced by His Excellency Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar (present Ambassador of India to the Royal Government of Bhutan). The festival will be featuring a range of themes including women’s voices, travel writing and love and relationships, and a lot more.
To know more about the event, visit their website: www.mountainechoes.org or their facebook page: www.facebook.com/MountainEchoes