Writing the Arab World

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Alia Malek, Rabih Alameddine , Raja Shehadeh  in conversation with Susan Abulhawa By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger In these times of crisis in Syria, Palestine, and other parts of the Arab world, it was timely to have a session celebrating Arab culture, and the impact of its literature in speaking… Read more »

परंपरा की जड़ में लोकभाषा

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By- Aditya Narayan, Officially Blogger Jaipur Literature Festival भारत की राजभाषा, आधिकारिक भाषा और लोक भाषा के अंतर्द्वंद एवं अंतरसंबंधों को लेकर आज़ादी के बाद से ही तमाम बहस संसद के अन्दर तथा बाहर होते रहे हैं| संविधान की आठवीं अनुसूची में निहित 22 भाषाओँ के अतिरिक्त अभी भी समय समय पर विभिन्न लोकभाषाओं को… Read more »

Why Being Fair Matters, Especially When it Doesn’t

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Jyoti Gupta in conversation with Puneeta Roy with recitations by Jovan Mays and Melizarani T. Selva   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger It is shocking how the presence of one pigment in the human skin can create so many discriminating lines. The narrative of skin colour is not new, especially in the… Read more »

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong

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Angela Saini, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Lisa Randall in conversation with Namita Bhandare   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Science and technology have evolved at a rapid pace. The drivers behind this growth, however, have traditionally been men, or at the very least, it seems as though men have been credited with most… Read more »

America Trumped: How Did This Happen?

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Matt Frei introduced by Suzy Hansen By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger author of Only in America and made a documentary called the Trumps: From Immigrant to President How did Donald Trump become President of the most powerful country in the world? British journalist, author and documentary maker Matt Frei explained the… Read more »

The Book of Chocolate Saints

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Jeet Thayil conversation with Sampurna Chattarji   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Novelist, poet, journalist, librettist, musician – Jeet Thayil has donned all these hats with equal panache. Following the success of his debut novel Narcopolis – winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and shortlisted for the… Read more »

Interview With Urvashi Butalia

by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Urvashi Butalia’s achievements are endless: India’s foremost feminist, author and publisher of women’s writing; co-founder of Kali For Women, India’s first feminist publishing house in 1984 with Ritu Menon; Padma Shri awardee, and Director of Zubaan Books. Here, she opens up about the challenges of running… Read more »

The Feminine Gaze: Women Writing Memoir:

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Abeer Y. Hoque, Alia Malek, Amy Tan and Juliet Nicolson in conversation with Keggie Carew by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Memoir writing is a powerful medium to articulate private traumas and histories that have never been told, and cannot – or should not – be fictionalized. It is therefore arguably an… Read more »

BonJour India: Translating French Literature to Indian Languages

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Annie Montaut, Leila Slimani, Sam Miller, Chinmoy Guha, Michèle Albaret-Maatsch, Namita Gokhale, and Renuka George in conversation with Nicolas Idier Followed by Romain Rolland Prize presented by Leila Slimani By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The closing session of Jaipur BookMark started with Monica Singh, a French teacher and translator, receiving… Read more »

The People Next Door

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Sujeev Shakya, Ma Thida, Tenzing Lamsang, Praveen Swami in conversation with T.C.A. Raghavan By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger For any country to grow, it is imperative that its neighborhood grows alongside it. India has had rather complex yet progressive relationships with most of its neighbors. In a session with experts… Read more »

वो भी क्या दिन थे

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ByDevendraUpadhyay, OfficialZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger अक्सर हम ये पढ़ते या सुनते रहते हैं कि जहांगीर का समय चित्रकला का स्वर्णयुग था, शाहजहाँ का काल वास्तुकला का स्वर्णयुग था आदि, परंतु यदि भारतीय सिनेमा में लिखे गीतों की बात की जाये तो निःसंदेह पहला ख्याल 50 और 60 के दशक के गीतों का ही आता… Read more »

गंगा को ये क्या हुआ!

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By- Aditya Narayan, Official blogger Jaipur literature festival आज़ादी के बाद से गंगा सफाई के नाम पर ना जाने कितना कुछ कहा गया है और कितना कुछ किया गया है| पर इन सब के बावजूद धरातली सच्चाई आज भी वही की वही बनी हुई है और अगर साफ़ तौर पर कहें तो पहले के मुकाबले… Read more »