National Symposium on the Parsi Contribution to Literature & Culture


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Yesterday (20 September 2016), I attended the National Symposium on the Parsi Contribution to Literature & Culture, hosted  by the Sahitya Akademi and the Department of English, University of Mumbai at the majestic Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan at the Kalina Campus at  Mumbai University.

It was a veritable treat for the intellect – an intellectual feast. Such illustrious personalities and such positive vibrations throughout the day.

Starting with Gitanjali Chaterjee, Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, Pheroza Godrej for the inaugural. The day included speakers such  as Murzban Shroff, Keki Daruwalla, Arundhati Subramaniam, Shernaz  Cama, Nilufer Bharucha, Shobha Ghosh, Coomi Vevaina(in absentia), Cyrus Broacha, Pearl Pastakia, Novy Kapadia, Mala Pandurang and Kurush Dalal.

The language, the intellect, the erudition and the wealth of talent of the community in the literary field was just to be seen to be believed.  Makes all of us feel so proud. Here’s wishing we could organize more such events and  grow our stature

I will be posting some of the presentations made by the speakers – watch this space.

As one speaker remarked – there is much more to Parsipanu than fighting!!

 

For a Report by Rohinton Dadachanji in Jame Jamshed – Click Here

 

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