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Jaipur Literature Festival


My dream is to see India and Pakistan become 'true good friends', says Malala Yousafzai; calls for protection of minorities, right to protest

February 28, 2021 5:00 pm

She also said that minorities need protection in every country, be it Pakistan or India, adding that the issue is not related to religion but to the "exploitation of power" and must be taken seriously.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: HM Naqvi on his writing and what he seeks to achieve through it

February 27, 2021 6:10 pm

Naqvi, a slam poet and writer based out of Karachi, is one of the speakers at the ongoing digital version of Jaipur Literature Festival. He spoke with about his own negotiations, the role identity plays in his writing, and what he seeks to achieve his work

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021 begins tomorrow in a virtual avatar

February 18, 2021 8:05 pm

Discussions on books and writing come closer home as the popular literary festival presents its stellar line-up this year.

JLF announces programme for 2021 virtual edition

January 21, 2021 6:09 pm

Set to take place between February 19-28, the 10-day literary event will feature a line-up of speakers from across the world, consisting of writers, poets, playwrights, thinkers, politicians, journalists, cultural icons and recipients of major literary awards.

2020: When public events came home through online platforms

December 31, 2020 6:35 pm

With the hope that usually comes with a new year, the events industry is also looking forward to 2021.

Virtual JLF US edition mesmerises book lovers

December 03, 2020 3:36 pm

As in the past editions, the JLF this time brought in a grand virtual feast of ideas celebrating acclaimed authors, poets, journalists, chefs, thinkers, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer, Commonwealth and other award-winning speakers, virtually under one roof, to share their ideas on current topics

Dia Mirza breaks down at Jaipur Literature Fest, says 'don't hold back from being an empath'

January 28, 2020 5:00 pm

Dia Mirza also shared she was overwhelmed by the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

At Jaipur Lit Fest, CAA protesters allege manhandling by guards

January 27, 2020 3:21 am

Bappaditya Sarkar, one of the protesters who were taken away by the police, told The Indian Express that he was assaulted by the security guards at the venue.

I have great reverence for grief: Elizabeth Gilbert on love, grief and suffering

January 26, 2020 6:38 pm

With the book she is writing after City of Girls, Gilbert seems to have returned to the quietude of her own self after a public acceptance.

‘Constitution won’t save Indian democracy. Indian democracy has to save the Constitution’

January 25, 2020 5:18 pm

In the session, Of the people, by the people: The Indian Constitution, former Election Commissioner of India, Navin Chawla, legal scholar and author of The Indian Constitution, Madhav Khosla, and politician Margaret Alva were in conversation with author and Supreme Court lawyer Saif Mahmood.


Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: From cultural showcases to panel discussions, things that livened up Day 1

January 24, 2020 9:57 am

The 13th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival is currently being held at the Diggi Palace. Take a look at some pictures from the first day of the literary event.

Kajol at Jaipur Literature Festival

January 23, 2016 4:42 pm

'Dilwale' actress Kajol became a part of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Kajol shared the stage with Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi on January 23.

Literary enthusiasts throng Jaipur LitFest 2015

January 23, 2015 11:37 am

The five-day event will see book launches and panel discussions.


Visitors enjoy luscious cuisines at Jaipur Lit Fest

January 23, 2016 12:36 pm

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 Lit Fest kicks off with much fervour

January 21, 2016 7:52 am

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.

Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian': Reza Aslan on Zealot

April 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Iranian-American author and religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his critically acclaimed book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"