August 28, 2018 a literary evening, dedicated to the 93th birth anniversary of the great Russian science fiction writer Arkady Strugatsky was held at the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi.
The event was organized by the Representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in India jointly with the literary society Parichay Sahitya Parishad and included a lecture and multimedia presentation.
Guests and participants of the evening were Indian poets and writers, translators, scriptwriters, photographers and compatriots.
The evening was opened by the teacher of the Institute of the Russian Language Anna Guliaeva. Ms. Guliaeva made a lecture and a multimedia presentation on the life and creative path of Arkady Strugatsky. She especially noted the duet of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The brothers have always tried to write not just about spaceships, technology, but also about people and highly social problems.
Participants got acquainted with the most popular works of the brothers: «Roadside Picnic», a first-contact story that was the basis of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film «Stalker», «Hard to Be a God» , «Noon: 22nd Century», «A Snail on the Slope», «The Land of Crimson Clouds», etc.
The evening ended with the performance of Indian poets and writers who shared their impressions of Arkady Strugatsky's work and also read their own works. Some of the participants of the function draw an analogy with the duet Salim-Javed, screenwriting duo in the Indian film industry, composed of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.