Pravasi Hindi Sahitya: A Seminar

Time:12:30 pm

When and Where

Date:18 November 2016
Time:01:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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Pravasi Hindi Sahitya has become an important part of the Mainstream Hindi Literature. At one time Hindi literature of Mauritius, Surinam, Fiji and Trinidad was considered to be the Pravasi Hindi Sahitya. People of Indian origin were taken to these countries for indentured labour and later came to be called ‘Girmitia’. The literature written by them is known as Girmitia Literature.

For the last quarter of a century Hindi literature has been created in the USA, Canada, Britain, Europe, The Gulf, Australia and Japan. Quality writings have appeared in the genre of novel, short stories, poetry and others. Writers from Britain, USA and Canada have been honoured by the President of India for their contribution to Hindi literature. Katha UK and Pravasi Sansar Magazine have organized a three day seminar in London to celebrate Pravasi Hindi Literature.

The Nehru Centre will host the second day of the seminar. The first session will discuss Hindi literature of Girmitia countries viz Mauritius, Fiji, Surinam and Trinidad. Mr. D.P. Tripathi (MP) would Chair this session. The speakers for this session would Prof. Anand Vardhan Sharma (Pro-Vice Chancellor Mahatma Gandhi University), Mr. Kailash Budhwar, Mrs Jai Verma, Mrs. Indira Anand, Mr Narayan Kumar and Mr. Vimlesh Kanti Verma. The moderator would be Mr. Rakesh Pandey (Editor – Praasi Sansar).

The second session covers the Pravasi Hindi sahitya of USA, Canada, U K, Europe and the Gulf. Mr. Alok Sharma the Parliament Secretary would be in chair. Speakers would be Prof Satyaketu – Dean, Dr. Ambedkar University, Dr. KK Goyanka (Vice Chair – Kendriya Hindi Sansthan), Mrs. Sudha Om Dhingra (USA), Prof Saran Ghai (Canada). Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Jaya Verma. Moderator would be Mrs. Indira Anand.

H.E. Mrs. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa will be the Chief Guest. In association with Katha UK

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