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Jaipur Literature Festival


‘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.

Cancer came as teacher, taught me to value life: Manisha Koirala

January 28, 2019 10:24 am

Noting that the cancer treatment was expensive in India, Manisha Koirala said patients needed more awareness to cure the disease in time.

On the Loose: Cross Purposes

January 28, 2019 1:25 am

Lessons in etiquette from those in the limelight

Oxford chooses 'Nari Shakti' as Hindi word of 2018

January 26, 2019 9:46 pm

According to the Oxford dictionaries, the word has been derived from Sanskrit and is used today to symbolise women "taking charge of their lives".

At this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival, some of the best international writers make their debut, while others return for seconds

January 21, 2019 7:40 am

This year’s international line-up includes two Pulitzer prize-winning authors, Andrew Sean Greer, who won it for his novel Less in 2018, and Colson Whitehead, who won it the year before for The Underground Railroad.

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

December 06, 2018 1:20 pm

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

October 22, 2018 5:17 pm

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

August 01, 2018 8:09 pm

'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

February 02, 2018 9:55 am

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

February 01, 2018 12:47 pm

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.


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"