A Literary Evening, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi and Parichay Sahitya Parishad, was held on November 17, 2017. The function «The singers of the Revolution. Literature of the Early period of the XX century» was aimed at marking the 100th anniversary of the Great October Revolution of 1917 in Russia.
With the aid of a multi-media presentation, Ms Arseny Starkov, Chief Consultant of (Culture&Information) of the RCSC in New Delhi, introduced Russian writers and poets of the Revolution of 1917 to the participants of the Literary Evening, comprising Russian compatriots, teachers and students of Russian language, Indian poets, writers and others.
«Maxim Gorky, Sergei Yesenin and Vladimir Mayakovsky are distinct and renown writers and poets, but there are many inner similarities between them. They were the singers of the Revolution and infinitely loved Russia.There is no doubt in the uniqueness of the poetic talents of Russian poets, their special usage of the poetic word and the sharpness of their lyrics.”, - concluded Mr A.Starkov.
The Indian participants, led by President of Parichay Sahitya Parishad, Ms Urmil Satyabhushan, who took part in the discussions following Mr Starkov’s address, recited some thematical poems in Hindi.
At the Literary Evening was also the book exhibition «Mother Tongue is the soul of people» in 11 languages including most of the greatest works of Russian writers and poets.
The Literary Evening concluded with performances by Indian poets and writers through their own literary works.