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 »

बदला ज़माना, बदली कहानी

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By: Devendra Upadhyay, OfficialZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger क्या बदलते समय के साथ कहानियों का स्वरूप भी परिवर्तित हो रहा और ये बदलाव कितना सही है इसी विषय पर अत्यंत रोचक परिचर्चा जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के चौथे दिन दरबार हाल में सम्पन्न हुई जिसमें सुप्रसिद्ध युवा लेखक गौरव सोलंकी तथा सत्य व्यास ने अपने विचार श्रोताओं… Read more »

‘छू लो आसमान’

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Touch The Sky : The Inspiring Stories of Women from Across India Who are writing Their Own Destiny By Rashmi Bansal, launch by Sonal Mansingh By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   शब्दों के इस जश्न में, बातें किताबों और लेखकों की| तो इसी श्रृंखला को आगे बढ़ाते हुए ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव… Read more »

‘आफरीन, आफरीन’

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Afreen, Afreen  Rakshanda Jalil and Sukrita Paul Kumar By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के चौथे दिन “आफरीन, आफरीन” सत्र में रक्षंदा जलील और सुकृता पॉल कुमार ने श्रोताओं को संबोधित किया| ‘आफरीन’ का अर्थ खूबसूरत होता है| पर पता नहीं कैसे सत्र का नाम प्रोग्राम शेड्यूल पर पढ़ते… Read more »

The Perils of Celebrity

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Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Indians are obsessed with the Khans of Bollywood. Over the years, numerous news reels have shown an ocean of crowds going wild, as one of their favourite Khans make an appearance. The ZEE… Read more »