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  • Writer's picturePriyadarshini Panchapakesan

Book Launch@ Green Lit Fest

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

-Langston Hughes.

I have always dreamt of being a part of the Green Literature Festival. Not merely because it happens to be India's largest Literature Festival for eco-fiction but because it's a haven for people who love the environment. 

For me, the exciting part of the Green Literature Festival was always interacting with people who work for the betterment of their immediate, local environment. Just like how I think of myself as a vein in the heart of the mountains, I was sure there were several others who had their roots in the forests, oceans, and more. 

Hence, when the organizers of the Green Literature Festival called for book launches I was sure that I wanted to share my stories about life on the mountains. I was thirsty for an opportunity to tell people how Kodaikanal, though magical, had it's own share of environmental problems that we were all willing to push under the carpet for the sake of tourism. 

Till the very last moment, I did not know that my book was selected for a launch. But the minute I got the news, I booked my tickets without a second thought to spare. 

I really enjoyed being at the Green Literature Festival since the venue was lit up by the passion of people who wanted to do their best for a place that was, or was as good as, their home. 

I would like to thank Richa for helping and supporting me through the entire process. I certainly look forward to more sessions at the Green Literature Festival, and hopefully I will be on the panel some day. 

Enjoy this video of me introducing The Guardians of the Forest!


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