अकबर : कितना इतिहास, कितना उपन्यास

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शाज़ी ज़मां संग संवाद रवीश कुमार   उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   डिग्गी पैलेस के खचाखच भरे चारबाग में पत्रकार रवीश के लिए दीवानगी देखी जा सकती थी वहीं हिंदी में इतनी शोध के बाद लिखा गया जाने पत्रकार और लेखक, शाज़ी ज़मां के उपन्यास “अकबर” ने भी श्रोताओं का ध्यान… Read more »

Remembering the Raj

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Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Michael Dwyer and Dr Jon Wilson Presented by Patrika Game Changers Series   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The charisma of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival regular Shashi Tharoor and the passion of Dr Jon Wilson, author of India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos… Read more »

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Richard Flanagan with Manu Joseph   Apekshita Varshney, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Official Blogger   Richard Flanagan believes that research is overrated, a rather surprising statement coming from a Man Booker Award winning novelist, widely considered to be one of the greatest living writers in the world today. Flanagan’s opinion about research however didn’t stop… Read more »

Mujre Se Multiplex Tak @ Hawa Mahal

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Vidya Shah with Luke Kenny   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, was built to serve as a high screen for the women of the royal household to observe street festivals while remaining unseen from the outside. From the moment they entered the courtyard… Read more »

Why the Future of Free Speech Depends On India

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Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Salil Tripathi   By Apekshita Varshney, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Official Blogger   The horrors of censorship are rarely felt instantaneously. Often, rights are infringed upon piecemeal, until eventually people become accustomed to the status quo, almost oblivious to the changes they have undergone. British historian, author, and Professor… Read more »

पुराण

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बिबेक देबरॉय, पुष्पेश पन्त संग संवाद जिम मेलिंसन   उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   पुराण और मिथक ऐसा विषय है जो एक बार फिर से युवाओं को भा रहा है| मुझे याद है कि नब्बे के दशक में पुराण या मिथक मैंने सिर्फ़ साहित्य की छात्रा होने की वजह से पाठ्यक्रम… Read more »

At Home in the World

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Angélica Freitas, Eka Kurniawan, Kyoko Yoshida, Vivek Shanbhag and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Helena Kennedy, introduced by Sunil Buch   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The most important thing for me is the translation of unsaid things,’ began Vivek Shanbagh, author of the acclaimed Kannada novel Ghachar Ghochar…. Read more »

थिंग्स टू लीव बिहाइंड: वो सब जिसे पीछे छोड़ देना चाहिए

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नमिता गोखले संग संवाद मृणाल पांडे एवं सुनील सेठी प्रायोजक: एमिटी यूनिवर्सिटी   वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल   नमिता गोखले कई प्रतिभाओं की धनि हैं| वे भले ही जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल की निदेशक हैं, पर उनकी पहली पहचान एक बेहतरीन लेखा के रूप में है|  उनसे बेहतर कुमाउनी जीवन को शायद ही कोई… Read more »

The Colour of Money

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Ashwin Sanghi, Binod Chaudhary, Hindol Sengupta, Sanjay Agarwal and Suhel Seth in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra Presented by AU Financiers   By Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   India should do more to support the emergence of a South Asian free trade zone, according to Binod Chaudhary, the richest man in… Read more »

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 »

Music Stage featuring Beth Orton & Sam Amidon, and Soulmate

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Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   It was ladies’ night on day three of the Clarks Amer Music Stage at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, as two very different bands with two very different frontwomen enthralled the crowd with equal passion. The evening began with acclaimed English singer-songwriter Beth Orton, who was… Read more »