Freedom To Dream
  • 20 May, 2017
  • By Louisa Tomlinson, Jaipur Literature Festival Blog Editor

Freedom To Dream: Inaugural Address

Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple, Sanjoy K. Roy, Neeraj Dhingra, Jamie Andrews, Mr YK Sinha, His Excellency the High Commissioner of India in London The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, which recently won the ‘Best Festival’ award at the Outlook...

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an unsuitable boy

The Unsuitable Boy

Karan Johar in conversation with Rachel Dwyer Karan Johar, one of Bollywood’s most famous directors, laid bare his soul in his memoir An Unsuitable Boy. In a thrilling conversation with director Rachel Dwyer at JLF@TheBritishLibrary, he opened up ...

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British Library

Ten South Asian Treasures of the British Library

Antonia Moon, John Falconer, Layli Uddin, Malini Roy, Nur Sobers-Kjan and Ursula Sims-Williams, introduced by Jamie Andrews The British Library holds some of the world’s finest South Asian collections, across an extraordinary range of art forms, e...

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Sharad Paul introduced by Nayanika Mahtani TAKING up tango could help in the battle against dementia, according to evolutionary biologist and skin cancer expert Sharad Paul. The doctor and author of The Genetics of Health and Skin: A Biography, sai...

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Migrants Words

James Joyce wrote the greatest of Dublin novels in Trieste, while American poet TS Eliot wrote his modernist masterpiece The Wasteland in England. But does migration always positively affect the writing of a novelist? And how has a genre increasingly...

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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