Translators: Centre Stage

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Arunava Sinha and Deborah Smith in conversation with Neeta Gupta   Rahul Nair, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Language binds us and language is what that sets us free. Artistic endeavors are universal salutes. They cut across all limitations and make themselves accessible to those who wish to revel in them. In… Read more »

Lost in Translation

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Deborah Smith, Paulo Lemos Horta, Radha Chakravarty and Sholeh Wolpé in conversation with Adam Thirlwell Presented by Harvard University Press   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   With increasing discussion on the significance of world literature and the need for giving marginalized voices a bigger platform, the role of literary translators… Read more »

Far Districts And Sounding Ground : Two Caribbean Poets

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Ishion Hutchinson and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The idea of the commoner might be an old trope in Literature, but it is something that is constantly unfolding in the Carribean,’ said Ishion Hutchinson of his poetry collection, House of Lords and… Read more »

Algorithms of the Indian Market

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Anish Chandy, Bikash Niyogi, Manas Saikia, and Naomi Barton moderated by Preeti Gill   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Do books have their own destiny, or must they go through a compromising makeover to be popular; forced open, torn apart, before they are sent into the world to acquire fame? In… Read more »

Inauguration of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Anne Waldman, Gulzar, Sadhguru   By Louisa Tomlinson, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Jaipur Literature Festival celebrated its tenth birthday in grand style today, with a glittering inauguration featuring Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, celebrated yogi Sadhguru, iconic Beat poet and activist Anne Waldman, and legendary poet Gulzar Sahib…. 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 »

Celebrating Booksellers : Curating Reading Lists

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Anuj Bahri, Priti Paul, Raman Shresta and Rick Simonson moderated by Arpita Das   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘If booksellers cannot connect with the reader, the whole industry cannot survive,’ Anuj Bahri, owner of the famous Bahrisons bookstore, told the audience today. Bahri argued for the importance of… 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 »

Jaipur BookMark: Inaugural Session

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Keynote Address: On the Art of Publishing by Roberto Calasso Launch of Global Translation Rights Catalogue 2017   Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu (Australian High Commissioner to India), Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Neeta Gupta, and Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal   By Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Over the last three years, Jaipur… Read more »