Military Literature Fest Recommences On Sunday, This Time With A Special Lucknow Connect
Lucknow, Oct 2 (TNA) After the successful and well-participated maiden edition, this Sunday, the Lucknow Military Literature Festival will recommence, an organiser informed on Saturday. And to top it all, the two back-to-back sessions have an all and Lucknow connection.
First, at 5.30 PM Ira Mukhoty will converse with Dr Ali Khan Mahmudabad on his new book ‘The Break of Dawn’ - which is a translation of the book ‘Aghaaz-e-Sahar’ written in Urdu by Khan Mahboob Tarzi in 1957.
With its romance, high action, sensitive approach, it takes us back to the days of 1857 which brought us a fresh air of an idea that we can fight for our freedom. While Ali Khan and Tarzi have a bond to Lucknow, Ira is researching Awadh for her next book after the success of her recent books - Song of Draupadi, Akbar the Great Mughal And Daughters of Sun.
The book has a flowing narration and brings home many lessons. Tarzi has woven a page turner which can’t be put down and carries many lessons. Illustrations by mixed media artist Labonie Roy transports one to those days of Lucknow in a reflective manner, it was informed.
The 2nd session at 6.30 PM has two gentlemen with deep roots in Lucknow. Col Nilesh Kunwar, a third generation officer and a Kashmir Watcher will be in conversation with - the Storm Trooper, the Polymath, the Entrepreneur cum Management Guru - Maj Mukul Deva, who has settled in Singapore now.
18 books written by Deva include 10 thrillers - Lashkar, Salim Must Die, Pound of Flesh and so on, and a book in 1971 - ‘The Garud Strikes’. His talks and books on management series are well known. He was also part of training executives of the Afghanistan Government.
A product of La Martiniere College and NDA, in his army days he had served in Siachen, IPKF and insurgency areas. He will surely be worth listening to, promise the organisers. Both sessions will be chaired by another Lucknowite, Maj Gen Hemant Kumar Singh who is instrumental in bringing this unique festival to the state capital.