FREEDOM TO DREAM: Outreach Play

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Outreach Play at 1:40pm, Sunday 22 Jan, JLF 2017   (Outside Durbar Hall, Diggi Palace)   The Yuva Ekta Foundation brings to you its interactive performance titled ‘Freedom to Dream: Sapnon Ki Udaan’, that has travelled across this city, finally making its way to the Festival Grounds tomorrow, Sunday, January 22, 2016. What started as… Read more »

The Line of Beauty

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Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury   Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty was revolutionary in terms of content. It tells the story of a young, gay British aristocrat in 1983, at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Hollinghurst said when he had set… Read more »

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

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Emma Sky, Robert F. Worth and Hardeep Singh Puri in conversation with Jonathan Shainin   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘Iraq is the unwanted child of a negligent occupation,’ said Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, who served as the President of the UN Security Council twice, and was on stage… Read more »

The Tamil Story

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Imayam Annamalai, Kannan Sundaram, Perumal Murugan, and Subhashree Krishnaswamy in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The short story in Tamil has had a much briefer history than the poem or the novel; it was created through the influence of European literature and then subsumed… Read more »

A World of Disruptions

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Emma Sky, Ha-Joon Chang, Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Sadaf Saaz in conversation with Patrick French   By Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger Jules Evans   Disruptive events are the new normal, according to a panel of thinkers at the Jaipur Literature Festival. And it will continue to be an unstable global system unless… Read more »

वाणी फाउंडेशन गणमान्य अनुवादक पुरस्कार

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प्रायोजक: वाणी फाउंडेशन एवं टीमवर्क आर्ट्स प्राइवेट लिमिटेड वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर किसी भी भाषा के साहित्य की पहुँच सीमित होती है क्योंकि उस भाषा को पढने-लिखने वाले लोगों का दायरा सिमित होता है| साहित्य के विकास के लिए बहुत ज़रूरी है कि उसे न ही केवल मूल भाषा में पढ़ा जाना… Read more »

The First Book Club – ZEEJLF Bloggers Session

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Literary agents Jayapriya Vasudevan and Preeti Gill, and Publisher Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal interacting with the ZEE JLF 2017 Blogging contest winners   Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The experience of winning was euphoric, but what has been even more profound is the experience of working in the intense, fast-paced environment that… Read more »

कालजयी प्रेमचंद: टाइमलेस लिगेसी

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कमल किशोर गोयनका संग संवाद सत्यानंद सिंह निरुपम       उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   ‘प्रेमचंद’ ऐसा नाम हैं जिन्हें किताबें न पढ़ने वाला आदमी भी जानता है| वो साहित्य में तो श्रेष्ठ हैं ही किन्तु जनसाधारण में भी इनकी उतनी ही पहचान है… शायद इसीलिए उन्हें कालजयी भी कहा जाता… Read more »

The First-Book Club: New Writer’s Mentorship Programme

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Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Anuj Bahri, Esha Chatterjee, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Milee Ashwarya, Mita Kapur, Preeti Gill, Namita Gokhale and Urvashi Butalia   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The journey from aspiring writer to published author is long, arduous, and fraught with peril, or worse, rejection letters. The First-Book Club is an initiative… Read more »

10 Years of Wit and Wisdom at the Jaipur Literature Festival

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Wisdom Tips Tenzin Tsundue:‘You do not ask for freedom but take it, earn it by your work.’ Salman Rushdie: ‘Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to… Read more »

10 Years of Wit and Wisdom at the Jaipur Literature Festival

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Creative Tips Vikram Seth: ‘Write only what is absolutely essential to your soul. Life is short, so live by your own lights.’ McCall Smith, who writes an average of four novels a year: ‘You can’t wait for inspiration. I have to write every day, including this morning between 3am and 5am in Delhi.’ Ben Okri:… Read more »

Ginsberg and the Beat Generation

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Anne Waldman and Kunga Tenzin Dorji in conversation with Pragya Tiwari   Louisa Tomlinson, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blog Editor   Moderator journalist Pragya Tiwari described the Beats as ‘larger than life characters, with a courageous commitment to absolute freedom, abandon and a quest for honesty.’ The Beats have long fascinated poetry lovers, jazz afficionados,… Read more »