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Sneak peek into Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 reveals special focus on science fiction and climate change

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 Lit Fest to have strongest lineup of literary heavyweights says historian William Dalrymple

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.


Neil Gaiman is coming to Jaipur Literature Festival: 5 books by him you must read

'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.

Being a feminist, and a sexual creature is still complicated says Author Helen Fielding

On her recent India trip, Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones’s Diary, spoke about the #MeToo campaign and using humour as a coping mechanism

'If King Lear were Queen Lear, it would be a fairy tale,' Preti Taneja on the changed gender dynamics of her Shakespeare adaptation

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.

Take nation into confidence on ties with China, Pak: Shashi Tharoor to government

"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.


India's vanishing stepwells crying for attention, says US journo-author

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.

‘Imagination is no respecter of boundaries’

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.

Jaipur is perfect for the world's most egalitarian book festival: William Dalrymple

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.

Book lovers, get set to go to these Literary Festivals in and around India in 2018

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!

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Kajol at Jaipur Literature Festival

'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

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


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Visitors enjoy luscious cuisines at Jaipur Lit Fest

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

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

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