Is the commerce of Literature today killing good writing?

Ever the spark for igniting debate, actor and playwright Girish Karnad opened the session by stating three reasons why books should play a central role in society: firstly, when reading a book, you have sustained engagement with it; secondly, its tangible format enables you to flick to past pages and reflect; thirdly, reading gives rise to informed… Read more »

Freedom, Opinion And Expression: John Ralston Saul, Peter Godwin, Jerry Pinto In Conversation With Antara Dev Sen

In a country where censorship arguably holds more importance than expression itself, a debate on the ‘freedom of expression’ turned out to be a sensitive subject, and firmly established one of the core themes of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival: to speak out. John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International, introduced the features of PEN, an organization that… Read more »