इतिहास से मिटे अक्षर

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कल के सफ़ेद पन्नो पर लिखे काले अक्षर आज का इतिहास है| कल को जन्मा एक साधारण सा बालक आज इतिहास का एक प्रतापी सम्राट है| कल जिसकी क्रूरता के चर्चे दहशत का पर्याय थे आज उसके योद्धा होने के प्रमाण विलुप्त हो चुके गाँवों और शमशान बन चुके शहरों में है| सदियों से कल… Read more »

Adaptations

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Amy Tan, Michael Ondaatje, Mira Nair, Nicholas Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard in conversation with Chiki Sarkar By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Literature Festival Blogger Five of the most eminent novelists and screenwriters of contemporary times gathered to reflect upon one of the most persistent questions in the creation and recreation of art: cinematic adaptations of… Read more »

Language, Identity and Translation

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Anna Cecilia Moulton, Annie Montaut, Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Han Yujoo, Mridula Nath Chakroborty and Tara June Winch in conversation with Sudeep Sen by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Is every language system a universe in itself? How much of one’s identity is linked to the culture one is born into, or… Read more »

ये जो इतिहास है…

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By Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger ज़ी जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के तीसरे दिन “इतिहास : ट्रांसलेटिंग हिस्टोरिकल फिक्शन” ने ‘इतिहास कल्पना’ की श्रेणी पर कई सवालों का जवाब ढूंढने की कोशिश की| सत्र में चर्चा के लिए मौजूद थे अभिजीत कोठारी, रीटा कोठारी और विक्रांत पांडे, जिनके साथ चर्चा की त्रिदिप सुहृद ने|… Read more »

Festival Director’s Roundtable

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Alexandra Büchler, Ameena Saiyid,Cathy McCullough, Chandra Prakash Tiwari, Cherilyn Parsons, David McWilliams, Geoffrey Taylor, Janhavi Prasada, Kathryn Baird, Maina Bhagat,Meenakshi Alimchandani, Mita Kapur, Namita Gokhale, Oliver Møystad, Prashant Kashyap,Ravi Deecee, Sanaz Fotouhi, Sian Smyth, Smita Parikh, and Shyam Parikh moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Can… Read more »

Stormbreaker

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Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Paro Anand Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger In his book, Murder is the Word, Anthony Horowitz writes, “The modern writer has to be able to perform. Almost like being a stand-up comedian except that you always end up telling the same jokes.” Writer of the bestselling teen… Read more »

The Future of New Writing

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Charmaine Craig, Kaya Genç, Jeet Thayil, Joshua Ferris, Nadifa Mohamed and Rabih Alameddine in conversation with Amitava Kumar Presented by Amity University By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “With each passing year, it struck me as a diminishment for literary culture to peer into the future of writing but immediately restrict its… Read more »

Bridget Jones’s Diaries

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Helen Fielding in conversation with Meru Gokhale By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Acclaimed English novelist and screenwriter Helen Fielding has been hailed by the BBC as one of the most influential persons in British culture. In a session with Editor-in-Chief of Literary Publication at Penguin Random House Meru Gokhale, Fielding talked… Read more »

The Travel Session

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Hugh Thomson, Pico Iyer, Raja Shehadeh, Redmond O’Hanlon, Bee Rowlatt, and Robert Dessaix in conversation with William Dalrymple Presented by Ford By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Travel, as festival Co-Director William Dalrymple aptly describes, is “the oldest form of literature.” Be it in the form of the wonderings of the Pandava brothers during the… Read more »

Julia Donaldson: On Page, On Stage and On Screen

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Julia Donaldson, Daryl Shute and Malcolm Donaldson in conversation with Nupur Paiva Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In a session that delighted children and adults alike, renowned children’s writer Julia Donaldson brought to life one of the most endearing children’s stories of all time – The Gruffalo. The session was an… Read more »

In Denial: Betrayals of the Earth

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Jeffrey Gettleman, Pankaj Sekhsaria and Prerna Singh Bindra in conversation with Amita Baviskar By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Imagine a world where people die because of poisonous air, polluted water and chemical laden food. This grim picture might seem straight out of a science fiction movie, but because of climate change,… Read more »

The Joy Luck Club

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Amy Tan in conversation with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi Presented by the Telegraph By Akunth, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Amy Tan is not your ordinary author. She makes marijuana milkshakes, buys leather outfits from BDSM stores, takes her puppies to the White House and is part of a rock band. She is infinite shades of… Read more »