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Jaipur Literature Festival


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.

‘Gandhi has been reduced to his glasses’: Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur Literature Festival

January 24, 2020 7:27 pm

“The Hindutva movement explicitly rejected the Constitution. They agreed with the Muslims who created Pakistan — that religion should determine nationhood,” Tharoor added.

Food is my immigrant story and Darjeeling Express my love letter to Kolkata: Asma Khan

January 28, 2020 2:23 pm

Her journey, from hosting supper parties at home for strangers to doing a pop-up at a pub in Soho, and finally having a restaurant, contributed in making her the first British chef to feature on Netflix’s Chef Table.

Jaipur Literature Festival Begins

January 24, 2020 12:14 am

Gehlot inaugurated the book Bijji: Timeless Tales from Marwar by Vishes Kothari. He said, “Writers wait for such an opportunity where they can openly talk about their mann ki baat. It is important, so is kaam ki baat.”

All you need to know about Diggi Palace that hosts Jaipur Lit Fest

January 23, 2020 5:27 pm

The haveli once belonged to the Thakurs, or the Khangarot Rajputs (a Suryavanshi Rajput clan) of Diggi.

Few realise how vulnerable writers are: Namita Gokhale

January 23, 2020 12:21 am

Namita Gokhale on using the Jaipur Literature Festival as the setting of her latest novel, and how new templates need to be created.

‘It would be naïve to think that one day nuance would happen on Twitter’

February 02, 2019 2:00 am

British scholar and classicist Mary Beard, 64, on the role of an academic in political debates, her apprehensions about the #MeToo movement and why historians can’t own the past.


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"