Kitaabnaama on Doordarshan
India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan, which has over 90 percent footprint across the country and a commitment to cultural coverage, has launched a unique book show – ‘Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond.’ The evocative title song has been penned and put to music by famed lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi.
Addressing literary issues of contemporary interest through dialogue and conversation, ‘Kitaabnama’ features books, readings and encounters with writers from the spheres of Hindi, English, and various Indian languages, as well as guest appearances from international names and voices.
Conceived by writer and literary activist Namita Gokhale, the programme has a participatory and inclusive format showcasing the multilingual diversity of Indian literature. ‘Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond’ is an unfolding kaleidoscope of books, authors and readings’, comments Namita Gokhale.
The early episodes feature a diverse range of celebrated names including Ashok Vajpeyi, Amish Tripathi, Geetanjalishree, Mahesh Dattani, Mahmood Farooqui, Uday Prakash, Urvashi Butalia, Advaita Kala and Lord Meghnad Desai, to name a few.