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VoW 2017: Volunteers

Author Testimonials

1. ओम निश्चल

 

प्रिय भाई,

 

देहरादून की  लिट फेस्ट की परिकल्पना ही ऐसी अनूठी रही और उस पर

संजीव चोपड़ा दम्पती के साथ आप और आपके अलावा अन्य सभी सहचिंतक, सहयोगी,

इस परिकल्पना को साकार देने में जो दरियादिली और कर्मठता दिखाई, उसने मन मुग्ध कर दिया।

सब कुछ बहुत संजीदगी भरा था। सकुशल पहुंच गया। तीन दिनों की मीठी यादें लिए हुए 

और देहरादून वैली की गूंज अपनी स्मृतियों की जेबों में भरे हुए।

इसकी एक रपट हमारी पत्रिका गंभीर समाचार पाक्षिक कोलकता के आगामी 

अंक में जाएगी।

 

आशा है आप स्वस्थ एवं प्रसन्न होंगे। सुधी शुभा पांडेय जी भी प्रसन्नचित्त होगी।

उन्हें मेरा अभिवादन।

हमारा साहचर्य बना रहे, यही हमारी अभिलाषा है।

 

2. बुद्धिनाथ मिश्र

 

प्रिय रश्मि जी और संजीव जी,

देहरादून में  वैली ऑफ वर्ड्स की ओर से आयोजित साहित्य उत्सव इस नगर के लिए ही नहीं, पूरे उत्तराखंड राज्य के लिए जीवनदायक था. इसकी परिकल्पना जितनी खूबसूरत थी, संयोजन उतना ही भव्य.


मैं समझ नहीं पा रहा हूँ कि किन शब्दों में आप के प्रति आभार व्यक्त करूँ. दरअसल, यह आयोजन कर पूरे देश के लिटफेस्ट वालों को आइना दिखाया है.
मैं डॉ रितुपर्ण के साथ 23 दिसंबर को कलकत्ता आ रहा हूँ. वहीं किसी कॉफी हाउस में बैठकर आभार का विनिमय होगा और अगले कार्यक्रम की रूपरेखा भी तैयार होगी.
फिल आप दोनों को एक सफल साहित्यिक यज्ञ संपन्न करने के लिए बधाई.

 

3. Ashali Varma

 

https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/no-free-lunch/where-words-meet-ideas-and-discourse-is-at-its-best/

4. Kishie Singh

 

Greetings and my warm thanks to my newly found friends and the dozens of volunteers who silently oiled the wheels of the VOW and kept it running smoothly. It was a great beginning and I wish you every success in your future events.

 

5. Timeri Murari

http://www.thehindu.com/books/valley-of-words-launched-on-a-wing-and-a-prayer/article21308270.ece

 

6. Roshen Dalal

A very good and well publicized event.

 

7. Girija Gopalakrishnan 

A job well done. You had put yoir heart and soul into it tat was evident. Congratulations!!!

 

8. Chithra Madhavan

 

It was wonderful being part of the Valley of Words festival. Enjoyed every moment in Dehradun. My sincere thanks to all the organisers.

9. Sagarika Ghose

 

Great to be with you all! warm regards

 

 

Attendee Testimonials

1. Umang

My name is Umang and I have always wanted to congratulate u guys on VOW...as someone who had some connections to ddun in the past it warms my heart to see the literary effort...i checked 2017’s program and it was awesome!!!

 

I live in Boston (US) - not sure i can be there for VOW 2018... but i wud love to. My best wishes once again and do post the program link closer to actual dates

 

2. Maureen Murari

I know Tim has written and thanked you all for the wonderful organisation of Valley of Words Lit Festival and most of all for the lovely time we had together. 

It was an outstanding success from my vantage point and I just wanted to add my congratulations.

 

Warm regards

Maureen Murari

3. Sanjaya Varma

Well said. It was a wonderful atmosphere. And not just a collection of the usual "suspects" who move from one Lit Fest to another pedalling their books.

The subjects were well chosen and the speakers held great interest.

I am sure this event will grow from strength to strength.

4. Raghwesh Asthana

Hearty congratulations on the success of Valley of words. I couldn't make it as I was again on my saddles. 

5. Ann Graham

Looks like it was a huge success. Well done!

6. Preeti Somani


Such a conglomeration of great minds. A very enriching experience to say the least. Congratulations to the whole team on a successful start to the Valley of Words festival. And looking forward to many more in the future. 

VoW Book Awards
2017 Winners

We would like to congratulate all the winners of VoW Book Awards 2017 and thank all the authors, translators, publishers and jury members who took this year's Book Awards to greater heights!

Things to Leave Behind

Things to Leave Behind Namita Gokhale Creative Writing in English (Fiction & Poetry) Penguin Random House India

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जलतरंग Santosh Choubey Hindi Fiction Bharatiya Jnanpith

Born to Fly

Born to Fly Nitin Sathe English Non-fiction Vitasta Publishing

मीर आके लौट गया

मीर आके लौट गया Munawwar Rana Hindi Non-fiction Vani Prakashan/Nine Books

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