The 3rd edition of the Taj Literature Festival scheduled to begin in Agra (UP) soon will be more tightly curated, according to organizers. Unlike the previous two editions, this year, the 3-day long festival beginning on February 26, will not have any particular theme to accommodate varied interests.
This year we have accommodated 16 different categories ranging from music, theater, politics, women cooking and comedy among others, so that nobody can complain that there is nothing for them,” Harvijay Singh Bahia, founder of the festival said. The festival which is an attempt to relive the city’s rich past of poetry, music, prose and theater invites experts from different walks of life to Agra and endeavors to preserve the indigenous culture of the city. “The festival is going to be very dynamic.
The central attraction of the festival remains the “signature session” that is conducted in front of the spectacularly lit Taj Mahal. The festival will also indulge in a host of other entertaining activities to keep the audience engaged. Celebrity chefs like Kunal Kapoor and Maria Goretti will host a cookery session to offer their audience a taste of Agra’s rich culinary culture. Anoop Jalota, better known as “Bhajan Samraat” will also be performing at the event. Other celebrities marking their presence at the festival include actors like Kabir Bedi, Vidya Balan, Sabana Azami and her husband Javed Akhtar etc.