Baahubali

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Anand Neelakantan, Prasad Devineni, S.S. Rajamouli, and Rana Daggubati in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature 2017 Festival Blogger   Despite India’s long and varied association with mythological story-telling, it was a surprise when Baahubali, a 2015 South Indian historical epic, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Indian… Read more »

Main Shayar Toh Nahin

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Rishi Kapoor in conversation with Rachel Dwyer   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   While waiting for Rishi Kapoor to arrive, one could overhear conversations in a plethora of languages including Bengali, Punjabi, English and Hindi. This is testament to the popularity of the veteran actor, whose fan base expands across India…. Read more »

लुक बैक इन एंगर: राइटिंग एंड रिमेम्बरिंग

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अजय नावरिया और हरि राम मीणा संग संवाद अनु सिंह चौधरी      उर्मिला गुप्ता, ऑफिशियल ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल में दूसरे दिन ‘लुक बैक इन एंगर” सत्र दलित लेखकों के नाम रहा| यूं तो अक्सर ही दलित शब्द सुनते ही एक पीड़ित और शोषित वर्ग की छवि उभरती है… Read more »

Man Tiger

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Eka Kurniawan in conversation with Deborah Smith   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Eka Kurniawan’s star has been rising slowly but steadily over the past few years, and he has been hailed as the successor to literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel winning author famous for ‘magical realism.’ His… Read more »

Before We Visit the Goddess

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shrabani Basu   By Rushati Mukherjee, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The jam-packed crowd gathered early for Indian-American novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s session was testament to the allure of her words. A luminous smile, gracious acknowledgement of every question, passion and compassion exuding from her responses:… Read more »

Kohinoor

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Anita Anand and William Dalrymple in conversation with Swapan Dasgupta   Rahul Nair, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Diamonds are forever, but the Kohinoor is timeless: a stone that has reached mythic status in folklore, crossing over from the merely expensive to the invaluable. Since 1751, when the first ‘solid reference to… Read more »

Aspire: The Freedom to Dream

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Mridula Koshy in conversation with Puneeta Roy   Jules Evans, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Guest Blogger   India needs a new model of community libraries that encourage people to think for themselves, according to novelist and community activist Mridula Koshy. Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival, Koshy described her own experience setting up the… Read more »

In Search of a Muse: On Writing Poetry

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Anne Waldman, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Ishion Hutchinson, Kate Tempest, Tishani Doshi and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Ruth Padel By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ‘Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.’ ~ Marianne Moore Where does poetry come from? How do poets find their words? What… Read more »

सस्पेक्टेड पोयम्स: गुलज़ार साब संग संवाद

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प्रायोजक: भास्कर भाषा सीरीज़ वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल ब्लॉगर   मोहब्बत की शायरी में आपको दुनियावी उलझनों से दूर ले जाने की अजब ताकत है| शायर आपकी मोहब्बत की रूह में उतरकर आपके लिए आपकी ही मोहब्बत का आइना बन जाता है| और शायरी अगर गुलज़ार साब की हो, तो अमूमन वो… Read more »

Music Stage at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 featuring Rajasthan Josh and Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café

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Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Music is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a chock-full day at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Clarks Amer Music Stage adds another dimension to the festival experience by showcasing extraordinary artists from diverse genres and nations across the world, offering a… Read more »

The Enigma of Amma

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Vaasanthi in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Jayalalithaa’s life has been a contradiction in terms. She occupied the position of a fierce female leader in a political scene overwhelmingly populated by men, for over three decades. In a political party founded to represent the Dalit voice,… Read more »