The Karachi Literature Festival, which was established in 2010, coordinated by the Oxford University Press (OUP) is back with its12th release. Keeping the careful steps because of COVID-19 pandemic this year, the scholarly celebration is totally being held carefully. Bank of Punjabas a lead backer for the occasion. According to the yearly practice, Getz Pharma will be parting with artistic prizes supported by them in the accompanying classifications: Urdu Prose, Urdu Poetry and English Fiction.
The subject of the current year’s Festival is: Imagining New Frontier. With the attention on ‘Living in another reality’, the virtual release of KLF is delivering intriguing discussionson a world post-Covid pandemic.
Arshad Saeed Husain, the Managing Director of Oxford University Press Pakistan said, “The pandemic has constrained us to envision new wildernesses of medication, immunizations, computerized taking in and telecommuting. The pandemic has united world to discover of the container innovative arrangements. Antibodies have been created in record time, schools have conquered lock downs through innovation and utilization of electronic mediums. We need to rethink safe workplace whether in office, home or in schools. The world is as of now re-organizing conveyance techniques with advanced and mixed devices of learning”.
The points of this Virtual Edition of KLF continue as before as past KLF’s: to developinteraction between authors, intelligent people, and craftsmen inside Pakistan and acrossborders, societies, and dialects, and to sustain and advance books and teach the habitof perusing. Regardless of the pandemic, this Virtual Edition ofKLF will keep on putting Pakistan on the mapas a country wealthy in culture, inventiveness, and trade of thoughts and conclusions. KLF bringstogether and observes Pakistani and worldwide creators.
The Keynote address was conveyed by Vali Nasr, an Iranian-American scholastic and creator spend significant time in the Middle East and the Islamic world. He filled in as Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. from 2012 to 2019.
The Virtual Karachi Literature Festivalwill be a 3-day occasion beginning on Friday, 26 March and will close on Sunday 28, March 2021. It will highlight in excess of 140 speakers including, Zehra Nigah, Tarik Ali, Maleeha Lodhi, Ben Okri, Ahdaf Soueif, Victoria Schofield, Ishrat Hussain,and Anita Weiss to give some examples, who are addressing 12 distinct nations for example counting Pakistan, UK, USA, Australia, Bangladesh, Iran, Egypt, France, Germany, Dubai, India, Kenya. There are 42 meetings with discusses/conversations, talks, mushairas (verse presentations) in both Urduand English, book dispatches, and readings on subjects like instruction, Covid-19,science fiction, and current issues have been arranged for the Festival.
Victoria Schofield’s book Fragrance of Tears: My Friendship with Benazir Bhutto was dispatched. There were meetings on Cartooning, Counter-Revolutionary Wave in the Arab World, Anti-Colonialism, discussion with Paul Harding and a devoted meeting on Shams Ur Rehman Farooqi, a famous Urdu laureate.
While the underlying foundations of KLF are supported by the rich customs of our legacy, KLF will anticipate the future and investigate new compositions, new patterns, and new technologies,and give a stage to more youthful creators and researchers.
Kindly go along with us online for the twelfth Karachi Literature Festival for a charming encounter.