The Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, had organised 'Asmita', a knowledge sharing platform, in collaboration with Gujarat Sahitya Parishad (GSP) on Wednesday at GSP where it had invited Gujarati women writers and poets. The event, which was held at GSP, was part of a three-day program.
Playwright and cultural activist Saroop Dhruv said, "Although, we never differentiate between male and female writers, it sometimes becomes important to highlight the work of women writers. It is a big day today, when due importance is being given to us. This platform will help in determining to a great extent as to where today's women writers and their work stand in the society."
GSP treasurer and one of the key organisers Rajendra Patel said, "This platform will give us a clear picture of women's contribution to Gujarati literature and will also help women express their feelings and thoughts through their words in the form of poetry or short stories. These women will also be gifted a token of appreciation for their contribution to Gujarati language."
Also present at the event were Darshini Dadawala (poetry), Laxmi Dobariya (poetry), Bindu Bhatt (short Story) and Chhaya Trivedi (short story) who talked about their works. Dhruv also gave her final opinions on their works.
Besides 'Asmita', the three-day program includes a book exhibition where books in 24 languages are on display and a discussion 'Mulaqat' on December 16.