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More reading, and even more listening: How the pandemic has affected literature in Bhutan

Two lockdowns in the mountain kingdom have not blocked the effort to get more people to read.

In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Covid-19 is relatively well controlled, every new episode of the pandemic still leaves us wondering what’s next. Two nationwide lockdowns have disrupted the easy life in a country of 750,000 people. The pandemic has caused social and economic upheavals with the closure of borders, the stoppage of trading, the shut-down of schools and colleges.

Among other businesses, the country’s small printing and publishing houses and bookstores have had to sail into uncharted territory. Online reading and distribution of books have become more popular in times of lockdown, and efforts continue to produce publications despite disruptive times.

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Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launches logo and website for Drukyul’s Literature Festival: Bhutan Echoes

Source: BBS


The New Chapter

Coinciding with the 40th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King of Bhutan, Our King granted the name ‘Drukyul’s Literature Festival: Bhutan Echoes’ to the formerly known ‘Mountain Echoes’.

Under the leadership and Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, our beloved festival is empowered with a renewed sense of purpose and vision.

Official Logo coming soon!


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