The Legacy of the Left

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Maidul Islam, Mridula Mukherjee, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Patrick French   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   With the election of Narendra Modi in India in 2014, the victory of Donald Trump in the United States in 2016, and right-wing political leaders ascendant all over Europe,… Read more »

Imagine: The Freedom to Dream

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Anne Waldman introduced by Puneeta Roy   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Anne Waldman is a poet, professor, performer, author and activist. Her poetry travels through one’s blood. The ‘rage’ that propelled her through her early years of poetry could scorch the sun, but her wit and affection can… Read more »

Plenty

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David Hare in conversation with Raja Sen   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘It seemed that everybody understood the world and I didn’t,’ said Sir David Hare, the BAFTA winning playwright, when asked what had prompted him to pick his pen up and write. ‘What drove me was bewilderment…. Read more »

Learnings from Australia

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Cate Blake, Edwina Johnson, Fiona Henderson, Laura Kroetsch, Margot Lloyd and Stephanie Siriwardene, moderated by Wendy Were   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The Jaipur BookMark (JBM), which began as a two-day sister event of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in 2014, has grown into a full-fledged parallel festival… Read more »

Digital Content: Binaries of Empowerment

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Lila Azam Zanganeh, Margarita Guerrero, Osama Manzar, Sudha Gopalakrishnan and Vikram Chandra in conversation with Pranab Singh   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Mythology tells us the story of samudramanthan, the churning of the ocean. The gods churned the Ocean of Milk and from its depths emerged the most… Read more »