Former Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit shares her views on Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life
Thesynergyonline Literature Bureau
"Literature is the extant body of written art. All novels belong to it. The value judgement concealed in distinguishing one novel as literature and another as genre vanishes with the distinction. Every readable novel can give true pleasure. Every novel read by choice is read because it gives true pleasure. Literature consists of many genres, including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, naturalism, realism, magical realism, graphic, erotic, experimental, psychological, social, political, historical, bildungsroman, romance, western, army life, young adult, thriller, etc., etc…. and the proliferating cross-species and subgenres such as erotic Regency, noir police procedural, or historical thriller with zombies. Some of these categories are descriptive, some are maintained largely as marketing devices. Some are old, some new, some ephemeral. Genres exist, forms and types and kinds of fiction exist and need to be understood: but no genre is inherently, categorically superior or inferior. (Hypothesis on Literature vs. Genre)" ― Ursula K. Le
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 24 : The second day of Delhi Literature Festival started with a panel discussion on 'Nai Wali Hindi' in which eminent writers/speakers Nilotpal Mrinal, Divya Prakash Dubey, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Chaudhary (Westland) & Dilip Kumar Pandey, Member (Hindi) Sahitya Kala Parishad and Chanchal Sharma shared their views on the present day status of Hindi Literature in India. The session was moderated by Vineet Kumar.