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Jaipur Literature Festival postponed to March amid surge in Covid cases

About 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons across the world are expected to participate in the festival, which will be held in hybrid mode. It will be virtual from March 5-9, and in person from March 10-14.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
January 7, 2022 2:46:51 pm
Jaipur Lit fetsThe Jaipur Literary festival sees a roaring footfall every year. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

The much awaited Jaipur Literature Festival has been shifted to March in view of Covid third wave, organisers said Friday.

In a statement, Teamwork Arts, the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, said that it has “rescheduled the 15th edition of the Festival today. Previously scheduled for the end of January, the festival has now been rescheduled” to March 2022.

While JLF was earlier scheduled for January 28 – February 1, it will now be held online between March 5 – 14 and on ground in Jaipur between March 10-14.

Teamwork Arts said that the “festival will follow all Covid-19 protocols that will be mandated by the central and Rajasthan governments during the time of its rescheduled dates.”

Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, said, “Keeping in mind the advent of the new variant and the sharp rise in the number of cases across the country, we have thought it best to reschedule the Festival and hold it in March 2022. We remain committed to bring the Festival back to Jaipur as an on-ground, immersive experience, promoting dialogue, discussion and debate on books and ideas.”

Teamwork Arts said that the festival will be in “a hybrid avatar with both its on-ground magnificence as well as its nifty virtual presence. The hybrid version will enable a larger audience to access the Festival offerings, reaching out to book-lovers across continents.”

Registration and access to the online edition of the festival is free and open to all. Registration for the on-ground edition of the Festival will be available at INR 200 per day.

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