he youth have lived a suffocating life in the past three years. There have not been any literary meets, panel discussions, book reviews, poetry sessions. A lot of people want to exhibit the literary knowledge they have acquired over the period and few need a platform to that end. Amidst all the gloom of the previous three years, things are certainly beginning to change for good. Besides, a few political developmental activities have started to take place.
Keeping all this in mind a literary festival in Kashmir may not be out of order. We have already seen that the football matches played have witnessed jam-packed sessions and a literary festival has the potential to further warm things up. As we are in the middle of summer, it is a perfect time to launch a literary festival in Kashmir.
Great civilizations thrive on great literatures. Kashmiris have ethnically been scholars and have a philosophic bent of mind. A Kashmiri speech is full of proverbs reflecting on the depth of knowledge a common Kashmiri has about literature.
It is time to start a Kashmir literature Festival. After all this literary festival has the ability to lift up the moods of people. A Literary festival in Kashmir has the potential to do more than anything.