‘मंटो, मंटो’

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By:  Urmila Gupta, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल का दूसरा दिन, दोपहर को फ्रंट लॉन में मंटो पर आधरित सत्र| 26 जनवरी का दिन| बात करने आये थे नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दकी, नंदिता दास और विनोद दुआ| तो जैसा कि अनुमान था पूरा डिग्गी मानो खचाखच भरा था| डिग्गी के बाहर… Read more »

गांधी: अद्भुत व्यक्तित्व, अनजाने पहलू

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By:  DevendraUpadhyay, OfficialZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   जयपुर साहित्योत्सव के दूसरे दिन बैठक हॉल में गांधी पर लिखने व रिसर्च करने वाले सर्वाधिक प्रसिद्ध लोगों में शुमार लेखक तृदीप सुहृद से लेखिका रीता कोठारी ने ‘लेटर टू गांधी’ विषय पर काफी अनसुलझे सवालों के जवाब खोजने की कोशिश की। चर्चा की शुरुआत करते हुये… Read more »

Banned in India

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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Mridula Garg and Paro Anand In conversation with Salil Tripathi Presented by Matrubhumi By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ~ S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire   The debate over freedom… Read more »

Music Stage featuring Trippy Sama, Barmer Boys and Kailasa


By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger The first night of the Music Stage at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with an electric fusion of traditional and contemporary folk music, an art form that is totally in keeping with the beautiful city of Jaipur. Trippy Sama, a world music project… Read more »

Nude : The Poet Within

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Vishal Bhardwaj in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar Presented by Red FM By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger   Talaash karta hun khudko par nahi milta Main apne mein hi kahin door jaake khoya tha (Indeed I search for myself, having lost myself within me.) Seven times National Film Award winner… Read more »

Ojas Art Award

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Presented to Anwar Chitrakar and Uttam Chitrakar, by B.N. Goswamy By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 saw the fourth Ojas Art Award presented to Anwar Chitrakar in the Master Category, and his nephew Uttam Chitrakar in the Protégée Category, both of whom are Pattachitra artists from… Read more »

The Rosogolla Wars

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Ajoy Bose, Arunava Sinha, Sanjoy K. Roy, Sudeep Chakravarti, Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   What defines Bengali identity? The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival hosted an esteemed panel of Bengalis as they debated, discussed and reminisced on what it meant and means to be… Read more »

A Space for Liberty: Face to Face with Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani and Nicholas Idier in conversation with Amitava Kumar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Leïla Slimani became the most-read author in France in 2016 with her novel Chanson Douce. The book, which won her the French literary award Prix Goncourt, has been translated into over 17 languages. This year, it will be… Read more »

On Violence

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Maya Jasanoff, Tridip Suhrud and Upinder Singh in conversation with Patrick French By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Every year millions of people all over the world are displaced due to conflict. These conflicts happen for many reasons, from imperialistic politics to local community tensions. It is therefore imperative to discuss… Read more »

The Three Zeros

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Muhammad Yunus in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Aga Khan Foundation   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Muhammad Yunus needs no introduction. A Nobel laureate who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and thus pioneered the micro-finance industry, was at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival speaking about his new book… Read more »

Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth

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Michael Rezendes in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain Presented by The Telegraph By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official Zee Jaipur Literary Festival Blogger   Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Michael Rezendes has come to command immense international respect for his pathbreaking work. For the uninitiated, he is a member of Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team, under which he uncovered… Read more »

The Great Survivor

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Hamid Karzai in conversation with William Dalrymple   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   “Congratulations to India on their Republic Day,” former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai exclaimed at the start of today’s session. Karzai’s association with India goes as far back as 1976, when his cousin brother Masoom was a student… Read more »