The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man

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Luke Harding introduced by Samanth Subramanian   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   Luke Harding, Guardian journalist and the author of The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, transported the audience of the Jaipur Literature Festival into a world of intrigue, espionage and danger, and… Read more »

The Politics of Literary Translation

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Chandan Gowda, Deborah Smith, Eluned Gramich, Javier Montes, Mrinal Pande, Rumena Buzarovska, Shailesh Bharatwasi, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Urvashi Butalia and Vivek Shanbhag, moderated by Nataša Ďurovičová   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   It is undeniable that English has become the linguistic currency of the world. The hegemony of English continues whilst… Read more »

Brexit

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A.N. Wilson, Andrew Roberts, Linda Colley, Surjit Bhalla and Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Jonathan Shainin   By Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger Jules Evans   Brexit is ‘the most divisive issue in Britain’, according to Guardian journalist Jonathan Shainin, and that was all too evident in this panel at the ZEE… Read more »

The Enigma of Amma

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Vaasanthi in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Jayalalithaa’s life has been a contradiction in terms. She occupied the position of a fierce female leader in a political scene overwhelmingly populated by men, for over three decades. In a political party founded to represent the Dalit voice,… Read more »

We The People of India

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Ashok Desai, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta in conversation  with Chintan Chandrachud   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   What is the one thing that separates Indians from Americans? If a lousy white joke came to mind, you’re wrong. It is having a basic knowledge about their country’s constitution. Most Indians stop thinking about… Read more »

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 »