Are you interested in satiating your voracious appetite for reading? If yes, then here’s a brilliant opportunity for you to join a group of avid readers who fly from different parts of the world to attend the popular Jaipur Literature Festival. Announced ‘Open’ from today, the festival is in its ninth edition and has served as a perfect platform for gathering of a crème of literary giants under one roof. The Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 was inaugurated this morning by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje and the ceremony comprised a key note address from award winning author Margaret Atwood, followed by unwrapping the first series of books called Conversations at Jaipur– The Spirit of JLF written by Shreyasi Goenka. The book comprises an amalgamation of some of the best sessions at JLF ever since it came into existence.
Reading this article would abreast you with everything that you ought to know about the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
Spotlight on the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016
This year’s Jaipur Literature Festival would make the rich heritage of Rajasthan come alive via a scintillating showcase of the state’s culture to a whopping 2 lakh plus expected visitors. Held with an intention to expand the literary horizons, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 would witness some of the finest writers hailing from the non-fiction category.
What is the venue & duration?
Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual event that has been held at the Diggi Palace since it was founded in the year 2006. Entry to the event is free and open for all. The Jaipur Festival will run from 21-25 January 2016 with visitors from across the globe marking their attendance.
Who all have arrived?
With the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 Day 1 heading towards its second half, popular personalities who have arrived at the venue include:
- Indian economist Jairam Ramesh
- Journalist turned actor Avirook Sen
- writer Pragya Tiwari
- India’s favourite chef Manish Mehrotra
- British writer & professor Alexander McCall Smith
- Indian columnist and novelist Shobhaa De
- Indian writer Namita Gokhale
- Scottish historian & writer William Dalrymple, and many others.
Programmes to look forward to on Day 1 of Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 include:
ü An Unsuitable Boy
If you’re inquisitive about knowing everything about Karan Johar (his childhood, how he learnt from his father, his decision to enter Bollywood etc.) then ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ is a must-attend event. Presented by Zee Entertainment, this event (timing is between 3:45p.m. and 4:45 p.m.) has the director-cum-producer Karan Johar and HT editor Poonam Saxena in conversation with Shobhaa De. The venue for this event is Rajnigandha Silver Pearls Front Lawns.
ü You Can-Be Smarter and Wiser
This is a book to be launched by Sanjoy Roy and Namita Gokhale at an event scheduled to take place between 4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at Rajnigandha Silver Pearls Front Lawns. Written by Meera Shenoy and Prasad Kaipa, You Can-Be Smarter and Wiser offers you a plethora of real life stories that cover entrepreneurs some who are blind and others on wheelchairs. You can grab brilliant lessons on how such individuals have built businesses with an extensive amount of zest and energy.
Pakistan-born Shahzia Sikander has achieved global recognition for challenging the strict formal tropes of miniature painting and medium-based restrictions via experimenting with media and scale. Parallax is an event that has her in conversation with Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language Homi K. Bhabha, baring everything about her past, her current projects and future directions. Scheduled to take place between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., the programme’s venue is Baithak.
For detailed programme, kindly refer this page: https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/jlf-2016/programme/
Regarded as world’s largest free literary festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival marks the union of some of the greatest thinkers and writers hailing from different parts of South Asia and the entire world. Right from Nobel laureates to local language writers, you can experience five awesome days of readings, discussions and debates at the very beautiful Diggi Palace in Jaipur.