Authors assemble for the ‘Dangal’ of words at ‘Lit-Dangal’
Dehradun , Aug 28
‘Booknerds’, the Doon Valley famed book discussion community, organised the third edition of their widely acclaimed flagship event, “Lit-Dangal”, today.
‘Booknerds’ “Lit-Dangal” is a fun, annual literary challenge where several published authors and poets compete and share the stage with each other to win over the audience with their literary prowess. With record author and audience participation and extensive media coverage in the past editions of the event, “Lit-Dangal 3.0”: The Fiercest Literary Battle of Doon Valley proved to be a resounding success with authors and audience alike.
Thanking the Venue Partner Cafe Laata, Booknerds co-founder Rohan Raj opened the session with a brief history of Booknerds and previous “Lit-Dangal” editions and welcomed with gratitude the nine poets and authors from across geographies and languages who joined the two hour avant – grade event.
With only seven-minutes to present, Captain Kunal Narayan Uniyal, Setu, Sheryl Pattnaik, Tathagat Anand, Brig Dr Pradeep S Siwach, Rajiv Magan, Vijayshree Vandita, Mrigtrishna and Dr Ruchi Singh delivered masterful performances as they narrated their original works that had the audience hooked throughout the event. While the audience that comprised of bibliophiles, scholars and intellectuals from the Doon Valley had a hard time deciding the winner, Sherly Pattnaik, author of ‘The Call to Adventure’ ultimately took home the coveted signature “Lit-Dangal” boxing gloves between wide applause and cheers.
‘Booknerds’, co-founder Neha Raj felicitated all participating authors and the various event partners that brought “Lit-Dangal3.0” to life, which included ‘All That She Bakes’ as the Hospitality Partner, ‘Book World’, Dehradun as the Bookstore Partner, ‘Hello Institute’ as the Education Partner, ‘Oho Radio’ as the Radio Partner and ‘Dehradun.Se’ as the Outreach Partner. The event concluded with book signing and author photo ops. ‘Booknerds’ shall keep on spreading the good word about books in the future as well, hoped Rohan Raj.