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 »

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 »

Awakenings: Freedom to Dream

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Ornit Shani in conversation with Puneeta Roy   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   One of the fundamental rights granted to all Indian citizens is Universal Franchise. Every Indian citizen above the age of 18, regardless of gender, caste, or income, has the right to vote for their democratic representatives at every… Read more »

Gambits and Game Changers: Relooking the Indian Economy

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Mihir S. Sharma, Ram Gopal Agarwal, Aruna Roy and Surjit Bhalla in conversation with John Elliott By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   On November 8 last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of all banknotes of Rs500 and Rs1,000 denominations, effective from midnight that night. The Indian government cited the need to clamp down… Read more »

Far Districts And Sounding Ground : Two Caribbean Poets

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Ishion Hutchinson and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The idea of the commoner might be an old trope in Literature, but it is something that is constantly unfolding in the Carribean,’ said Ishion Hutchinson of his poetry collection, House of Lords and… Read more »

परिक्रमा

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नरेंद्र कोहली संग संवाद अनंत विजय       उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के तीसरे दिन का यह सत्र नरेंद्र कोहली और उनके लेखन के नाम रहा| नरेंद्र कोहली अपने समय के प्रख्यात लेखक हैं| उन्होंने लंबे अरसे तक दिल्ली विश्विद्यालय में अध्यापन कार्य भी किया| वो लगभग सौ… 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 »

The Pleasures and Perfections of Sanskrit

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James Mallinson, S.R. Bhatt and Sudha Gopalakrishnan in conversation with Vikram Chandra   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ‘Sanskrit’ literally translates to ‘refined, or well-ordered, speech’, which is a rather apt description of a language loved by linguists around the world for its near-perfect structure and organization. In the words of… Read more »

Magna Carta: The Spirit of Justice

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Claire Breay, Chintan Chandrachud, David Carpenter and Helena Kennedy in conversation with Patrick French in collaboration with British Library   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Magna Carta is a latin document, first written in 1215 AD, Britain. It was drafted to limit the powers of King John in medieval England,… 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 »

Of Saffron and the Sangha

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Manmohan Vaidya and Dattatreya Hosabale in conversation with Pragya Tiwari   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Since its inception in 1925, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been banned four times. Yet, it enjoys the support of millions of Indians and occupies the position of the ‘largest voluntary organisation in the… Read more »