19 - 23 January 2023 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale is the author of twenty-one books including eleven works of fiction, and editor of numerous anthologies. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was published in 1984. Recent works of fiction include The Blind Matriarch, Jaipur Journals and Betrayed By Hope. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival.  She has been recognised both for her writing and her commitment to multilingual Indian literature and cross-cultural literary dialogue. She was the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters) awardee for 2021, and received the prestigious First Centenary National Award for Literature in 2017. She has recently been honoured with the Niliamarani Sahitya Samman 2023.


19 Jan | 09:50 AM - 10:50 AM | Venue - FRONT LAWN

01. Inaugural Ceremony and Keynote Address

Address by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy Roy , Keynote by Abdulrazak Gurnah

21 Jan | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

116. First Edition: Mystics and Sceptics

Namita Gokhale, Tshering Tashi, Alka Pande and Ranjit Hoskote in conversation with Pragya Tiwari Launch by Devyani Mungali, Navtej Sarna and Sidharth

19 Jan | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - Hawthornden Foundation MUGHAL TENT

16. First Edition: Jaipurnama

Namita Gokhale, Saurabh Dwivedi, Pushpesh Pant and Prabhat Ranjan in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal, Launch by Sanjoy K Roy, William Dalrymple and Arun Maheshwari

20 Jan | 05:30 PM - 06:20 PM | Venue - FRONT LAWN

88. Namita Gokhale: A Life in Books

Namita Gokhale in conversation with Mandira Nayar

22 Jan | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - Bank of Baroda CHARBAGH

167. The Jaipur Literature Festival Mahakavi Kanhaiya Lal Sethia Award

Ranjit Hoskote, Anamika, Siddharth Sethia, Namita Gokhale and Sanjoy K Roy, Presented by Hon. Minister BD Kalla

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