Sindh Literature Festival

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Sindh Literature Festival is an annual literary gathering organized by Sindh Literary Foundation.[1] The festival was first held in November 2016 at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi.[2] The second event held in 2017 from 27–29 October in the same hotel.

For the third time festival was jointly organised by the Sindh Literary Foundation, information department of the Sindh government and the Endowment Fund Trust from 22-24 February 2019 on the same venue as in previous events.[3] This time festival had many sessions on culture, language, politics, sufism and literature.[4] Karachi's past was one of the main discussions of event.[5]

Event comprises a number of sessions that aim at highlighting social issue of Sindh, Sindhi Culture, issues related with Sindhi language, developments in Sindhi literature. Book stalls, handicraft stalls, mushaira sessions and musical sessions of folk singers are also arranged during event.[6]

A number of prominent public figures have participated in the event including Sufi singers Abida Parveen, Saif Samejo, Amb Jogi, journalists Hamid Mir, Wusatullah Khan, politicians Raza Rabbani, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Sassui Palijo, Aitzaz Ahsan, actresses Sanam Baloch, Sabreen Hisbani and others.[7]

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  1. ^ Tribune, The Express (October 28, 2017). "Sindh Literature Festival kicks off". Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Dawn, The (November 5, 2016). "Sindh Literature Festival opens with Abida Parveen's performance". Dawn. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Rafi, Haneen (2019-02-23). "Third Sindhi Literature Festival celebrates the Sufi teachings of peace and tolerance". Images. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  4. ^ Mansoor, Hasan (2019-02-25). "The 3rd Sindh Literature Festival ends on high note". Images. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  5. ^ (2019-02-24). "Forgotten stories of Karachi's coastal islands uncovered | The Express Tribune". Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  6. ^ "Sindh Literature Festival 2017 offers glimpse into province's rich past". Geo TV. October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  7. ^ SLF (PDF). Office # 411, 4th Floor, Mashriq Center,Near Expo Center, Karachi Sindh: Sindh Literary Foundation. 2016. p. 20.

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