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Exhibition on hunger in Kolkata

Posted on Jan 09, 06:20PM | IBNS

Ambassador of Norway to India, Eivind S Homme, will inaugurate a week long art exhibition on the theme of Hunger by Somnath Hore.

The inauguration will be followed by dramatized readings by Jayant Kripalani from Knut Hamsun's Hunger.

Series of films from across the world on the theme of Hunger will also be screened.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on Sunday as part of European Literature - New Voices from the Old World, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2013's closing programme.

The art exhibition, a celebration of the artistic and literary genius of Knut Hamsun and Somnath Hore will run through the week till Jan 19.

Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 - February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.

Hamsun is considered to be "one of the most influential and innovative literary stylists of the past hundred years", and his works are studied and researched the world over.