On Monday, the organisers of the five-day festival offered a sneak peek into the event through a curtain raiser held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. The event will be held at Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur between January 24 and 28 next year.
Jaipur Literature Festival's co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were announced on Saturday.
'Sandman' author Neil Gaiman just revealed he is coming to Jaipur Literary Festival next year. The excitement and joy of the readers, since then, knew no bounds. Here are five books you can start with.
Preti Taneja’s book, We That Are Young, where she adapted Shakespeare's play King Lear, has been praised unanimously. The book also received much appreciation from the readers who had come to hear her speak at the recently concluded Jaipur Literature Festival.
"We are increasingly convinced that the government is not telling the truth to the people. Doklam has been spun by the government as a diplomatic victory and from the information that is available in the public domain, it does seem a matter of concern," he said at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday.
Participating in a talk titled "Rahiman Paani Rakhiye' in Narayan Niwas Palace here, Victoria Lautman said India's stepwells were a marvel which bespeak architecture, beauty, culture, history and heritage of the country.
Travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer talks about the place of literature in a divided world. "At this time when so many of us are really concerned about wars and travel bans, literature is more indispensable than ever, precisely because the imagination is no respecter of boundaries or fences," he says.
Anyone who wishes to see the draw at the Jaipur Literature Festival should visit Jaipur Railway Station one evening and see all the book-loving students camping on the platforms. They may not be able to afford a hostel bed but they've found ways of getting to Jaipur from Tamil Nadu, Assam and Kashmir to supercharge their minds.
India and its neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are hosting many literary festivals in 2018. If you love reading books or meeting writers, here are all the places you could visit!
Jaipur, Jan 23 (ANI): The nine-year old Jaipur Literature festival is offering a great journey of taste by providing lip-smacking dishes in the festival. A stall owner praised the food festival with great enthusiasm. The food festival this year aims to provide great taste with high quality delicacies. In an environment of zest and zeal, people at the Jaipur Literature Festival enjoyed mouth-watering and traditional cuisines from all over the world.
Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.