Arth will Present a Walk-Through of

India's Rich History and Culture

News Desk, News Nation 360 : India’s intangible cultural heritage and civilization has deeply affected the cultural life of most of Asia and has also, directly and indirectly, influenced other parts of the world. India is also one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. It is no surprise that India's diversity has also inspired many writers to pen differing perceptions of the country's culture. As one walks through India’s history, her geography, her linguistic, scientific and artistic contributions, his/her's interpretation becomes one's discovery, one's meaning, one's ARTH. After a successful season 1 in Kolkata and Delhi, Arth : A Culture Fest by ZEE Live is back with a grand second season in the City of Joy . The regional edition of the

second season will be held in Kolkata on January 04 and 05, 2020 in Kolkata. Arth – A Culture Fest is a first of its kind festival that aims to Rediscover, Reconnect with and Revisit India through art, culture, literature, politics and society. The second season of the festival aims to celebrate the essence of Indian thought and philosophy, as well as make it a journey of discovery by bringing together a wide array of thinkers, scholars, philosophers, Indologists, artists, artisans, poets and authors. Among the prominent Indian names speaking at the Kolkata edition of the festival includes economist Subramanian Swamy, Anik Dutta, Babul Supriyo, Baudhayan Mukherji, Kunal Basu, Manoj Muntashir, Nikhil Singh Rajputt, Pradeep Sarkar, Rituparna Sengupta. Sonal Mansingh, Suman Ghosh, Supriya Newar, and Vikram Sampath. Shreyasi Goenka, Founder, and Director, Arth, said that at ZEE, they are focused on keeping alive the meaning of Indian culture. It’s in every Indian's DNA. She is extremely glad to announce the second season of India’s largest attempt to celebrate all things that belong to this land, Arth. They want to inspire people to look inward and discover what Indians stand for, what Indians are forgetting, what everyone criticises and why and ultimately, how all can move forward. The second season of Arth will aim to bind them together by discovering the common ethos. She also included that The second season will have close to 200 scholars, writers, artists and artisans from across India and the globe as participants. It will include varied activities, including cultural performances, workshops, visual art installations, live art, etc. Exclusive sessions have been curated for children, which will comprise creative workshops, theatre, history, philosophy, puppet performances, and masterclasses. The Kolkata edition will also include performances by legendary artistes like Bickram Ghosh, Euphoria, Goutam Das Baul, Mamata Shankar, Jayati Chakraborty, Tarapada Rajak, Usha Uthup.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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