“ZEE JLF at The British Library returned to London for its sixth consecutive year from 14th-16th June, 2019, to celebrate books, creativity and dialogue, creative diversity and varied intellectual discourse.
The five-day ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually in the Pink City of Jaipur, is a riot of colour, energy, ideas, and music against a backdrop of readings, dynamic discussions and debates.
This June, the spirit of the festival with its pervasive sense of inclusiveness and infectious camaraderie, will once again be at the heart of London as a caravan of writers and thinkers, poets, balladeers and raconteurs bring alive South Asia’s unique multilingual literary heritage at the British Library.
Last year, the British Library was infused with excitement and repartee for two days and had resounded with sessions on the Raj, the poetry of Jan Nisar and Kaifi, travel, migrations, fiction-writing, museums and conservation, and poetry. Speakers ranged from Shashi Tharoor, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Katherine Boo, Meena Kandasamy, Mike Brearley, Kwai Kwarteng, Tishani Doshi, David Howell and others.”
“Jaipur Literature Festival indicates that Indians seem jubilant today in terms of contributing at world stage more vehemently than before…all South Asian countries and communities should take pride of India’s new flight towards prosperous and colourful skies.”
“The Jaipur Literature festival has become so thoroughly entrenched in our cultural itineraries that it has become impossible to even think of the city of Jaipur without having the scenes, debates memories of the many previous editions of the JLF all spring to the The Sunday Guardian.”
Like Hay dropping acid…
JLF…that increasingly riotous carnival with a brain..
“For an avid reader, being at JLF is like being a kid in a candy shop – I want to attend five sessions all at once, and I swoon over every author there is.”
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally, and is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy.Learn More
Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins, placing some of the world’s greatest minds, humanitarians, historians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers from all walks of life together on stage.Learn More
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. The past decade has seen the Festival host over 1600 speakers and welcome nearly 1.2 million book lovers.Learn More
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival returns to London, presenting a sumptuous showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate in its fourth edition.Learn More