30 January - 3 February 2025 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival 2024

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.
The past 17 years have seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon, having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
As the years pass and the Festival grows, our core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic platform offering access to all. Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside Festival producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set in the historic and dynamic state capital Jaipur.
Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J.M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Muhammad Yunus, Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty, Sahitya Akademi winners Girish Karnad, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M.T. Vasudevan Nair as well as the late Mahasweta Devi and U.R. Ananthamurthy along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature 2024 hosted acclaimed writers, speakers, and thinkers, including Booker Prize-winner Paul Lynch, economist and Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan, author and columnist Kai Bird, author Bonnie Garmus, Booker Prize-winner Damon Galgut, mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy, Founder of CureFit and Myntra Mukesh Bansal, the JCB Prize for Literature-winner Perumal Murugan, author Sudha Murthy, and film director and screenwriter Vishal Bharadwaj, among many others.
International editions of JLF now travel to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, the Maldives and now Spain. Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020, we successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and JLF WORDS ARE BRIDGES, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival 2021 reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021 and brought together the world’s leading commentators and writers. The Festival in 2022 was the world’s first hybrid literature festival with sessions that could be viewed both online and on-ground simultaneously.
The 17th spectacular edition of this iconic Festival was held at Jaipur’s Hotel Clarks Amer. A splendid success, it was a true literary marathon and encompassed an impressive line-up of speakers, insightful sessions, readings, music, book signings, and the simultaneously held Jaipur BookMark and Jaipur Music Stage. 
The next edition will be back at its customary home in Jaipur and will be held between 30th Jan-3rd Feb, 2025, with its characteristic flavour, substance, and scale, bringing together writers, readers, connoisseurs, influencers, and thinkers.

Festival Directors and Producer

Namita Gokhale

Festival Director

William Dalrymple

Festival Director

Sanjoy K. Roy

Festival Producer & MD Teamwork Arts

Festival Recap 2024


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Festival Digital Reach

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What Our Attendees Say!

The Jaipur Literary Festival is part-circus, part-postgraduate seminar and part-revolutionary assembly.

Lawrence Norfolk

The greatest literary show on Earth.

Tina Brown

The most fabulous literary love-fest on the planet.

Simon Schama

Seeing school students, in uniform, on a Saturday, peppering esteemed journalists and politicians with erudite and wide-ranging questions was brilliant.

Meredith Curnow
Literature festivals are really good because it is the only place where as a writer, you get treated like a rockstar
Sohaila Abdulali
This is an audience which likes to listen to what we have to share as authors, it likes to engage with us not only simply during the session but also afterwards when the session is over!
Kunal Basu
Books and music are two of my favourite pleasures in life. A festival that brings two of these ultimate forms of human expression together is just wonderful!
Nandini Swaminathan
We were there performing on the Jaipur Music Stage and it was magical!
Ankur Tewari
I think that the Jaipur Literature Festival has become a literary milestone in India. I think it will be very difficult to talk about our culture, particularly our book culture, without referring to the Jaipur Literature Festival
Shashi Tharoor
It's not just books, it is the whole experience which makes it one of its kind. You cannot get this anywhere else!
Books and Music are two if my favourite pleasures of life, Festival that brings two of these together is just wonderful.
Nandini Swaminathan
At a cultural level you see a mix of India here. At intellectual level, you see a mix of fiction, nonfiction, academic and political ... a very very diversily satisfying experience
Rakshit Malik
Its great to see young people really interested, quite a few of them ask very intriguing questions.
Ajeet Sundaresh