JBM – Festival Directors’ Round Table

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Alexandra Büchler, Cate Blake, Clare Azzopardi, Edwina Johnson, Laura Kroetsch, Lyndy Cooke, Mita Kapur, Neelesh Misra, Sanjoy K. Roy, Namita Gokhale, Roman Simić, Sanaz Fotouhi, Sheila Cremaschi, Shyam Parekh, Vikas Singh, Wendy Were, and William Dalrymple   By Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   After hosting over two dozen sessions for professionals… Read more »

Olympus

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Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Amita Tripathi   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Like a master storyteller, Devdutt Pattanaik illustrates his arguments with ornamental stories but explains them with pin-point precision. His mischievous references to contemporary issues make the crowd laugh, and his laughter makes them laugh harder. At a jam-packed… Read more »

Standing on an Apple Box: Memoirs and Memories

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Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand The Real Women Series presented by Dove   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush has a fortuitous name. Within it, the force of her individuality is shadowed by two men: men whose influence has shaped some of the most significant… Read more »

Keynote Address

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Gulzar and Anne Waldman   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The tenth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival opened today in the sprawling Front Lawn of the Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur, with the Keynote Address given by two extraordinary poets of repute: Gulzar, whose poetry reaches across generations, and… 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 »

10 Years of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In 2006, India’s Pink City hosted a fairly unremarkable event, where 100 or so people gathered to listen to some 20-odd writers talk about literature. Some of them ‘appeared to be tourists who had simply got lost,’ quipped Co-Director William Dalrymple about the festival’s humble… Read more »