Lyricist Javed Akhtar and Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo will inaugurate the fest. S B Mujumdar, chancellor, SIU will preside over the function. Shabdotsav will bring together authors, opinion leaders, students and the local community to create a collaborative, shared cultural space, said a statement issued by the university.
The event will offer a platform for conversations on topics and themes relevant to our times. The festival will celebrate an array of expressions through an exploration of popular and canonical literature, theatre, films and media.