Ghatotkacha: Master of Illusions


Namita Gokhale and Ujan Dutta in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy Presented by Dainik Bhaskar By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Ghatotkacha: Master of Illusions is a novel that aims to make fantasy and Indian mythology mutually inclusive for children. The surreal and touching book is about a young boy, a… Read more »

English Language Publishing: The Indian Market


Priya Kapoor, Ranjana Sengupta, Ravi Singh and Sugata Ghosh in conversation with Preeti Gill   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger To describe India’s English language publishing industry as ‘thriving’ would be an understatement. In 2016, it became the second largest in the world, after the United States. As readership in the country… Read more »

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles in India


Philip Norman and Ajoy Bose in conversation   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Philip Norman, biographer of the world’s most famous band, The Beatles, and Indian journalist Ajoy Bose, researcher of The Beatles’ years in India during the 60s, took the audience on a rocking 50-year-old magical mystery tour through the iconic… Read more »

Dark Matter and Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Dark Matter and Dinosaurs

Lisa Randall introduced by Angela Saini   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Sixty-six million years ago, a gigantic asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of all plant and animal species, from Earth. While that’s a commonly known fact, the force behind the collision is a more esoteric subject. In… Read more »

156. Translating the Untranslatable

What does the word ‘untranslatable’ suggest? That which mustn’t be translated or the fact that some things simply can’t be translated? Are there elements which shouldn’t be translated, as translation would imply a kind of violation? How can one translate in a way that acknowledges the incomplete nature of the process? Join celebrated translators and… Read more »

144. Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar

Farooq Engineer, Hemant Divate, Nicky Arscott, Raghavendra Rawat, Rodaan Al-Galidi, Subhro Bandopadhyay and Sukrita Paul Kumar, moderated by Mohini Gupta A daily series of multi-vocal poetry readings featuring writers from around the world. Different languages, rhythms and poetic styles converge in a joyous celebration of the poetic imagination.

138f. Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Poetry Award

Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia was an internationally acclaimed poet, educationist, social reformer, environmentalist and freedom fighter. Sethiaji authored 42 books in Hindi, Urdu and Rajasthani. His books have been translated in English, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi and German. Sethia was honoured with the Padmashri by the Indian government, the Rajasthan Ratna, the highest award given by the… Read more »

138. The Vanishing: Tigers, Forests and Nature

The bond between the human species and others in our planet has never been more fragile. Prerna Singh Bindra, author of The Vanishing: India’s Wildlife Crisis and When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Tiger, speaks of the need to remind children, and adults, of their essential wildness and of the urgent necessity… Read more »

124. Breakthrough: Harnessing Emotional Intelligence

Every year before the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival begins, The Yuva Ekta Foundation, a non profit NGO, holds a series of workshops with young people integrated from rural and urban Rajasthan. This year, they explored emotional intelligence and interpersonal dynamics with 60 young people over the course of a week. Emotional intelligence is defined as… Read more »

163. BonJour India: Translating French Literature to Indian languages

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and Jaipur Bookmark are honoured to host the award ceremony for the first Romain Rolland prize, awarding the best French fiction title translated into Indian languages. This session is a part of BonJour India, curated by Embassy of France in India. Followed by Romain Rolland Prize presented by Leila Slimani