“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Basking in the very beauty of Literature, the literature lovers of the city went on a Heritage Walk as a part of the Apeejay Baangla Sahitya Utsab, a 2-days extravaganza with some of the most eminent authors and literary personas of the City of Joy. The Literary Heritage walk aimed at tracing the roots of some of the building blocks of Bengali Literature. Present at the walk was eminent author Ranjan Bandhopadhyay, Tridib Kumar Chattopadhyay, MD Patra Bharati Group of Publications, Swagat Sengupta, CEO, Oxford Bookstores & Director, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob along with Rangan Datta, celebrated travel blogger and guide for ‘Literary Heritage Tour’.
We started our journey from the Apeejay House, our first stop being the Kolkata Police Museum which happened to be the residence of Raja Rammohan Roy. Right across the street was the Raja Rammohan Library. The Literary Walk continued to the residence of the Rays and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and concluded with the Sahitya Parishad. Although we were not allowed to enter into most of the properties, the history narrated about each was an enriching experience indeed.