SRIINAGAR, Jan. 20 -- Come summer, top-notch writers and flimmakers will descend on Kashmir to participate in the first-of-its-kind Literary Festival.

Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to hostthe 'Kashmir Literary Festival' on the lines of the Jaipur Lit Festival to boost tourism.

"We are thinking to starta literary festival. It will be an annual affair. It will help in changing the perceptions about Kashmir," Sarmad Hafiz, secretary tourism, told The Kashmir Monitor.

Tourism department is planning to invite top writers in a bid to send a positive message across the world.

"Earlier, we hosted several Lit festivals in Kashmir. We had one festival in Gulmarg. Later we hosted the regional Lit Festival at Patnitop. We are trying to...