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.
Delhi today is dotted with the remnants of 1857, the last battle to be fought along the banks of the Yamuna where seven cities thrived. The memories linger on in the many structures and memorials that dot across its landscape.
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.