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1 - 5 February 2024 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale is the author of twenty three works of fiction and non-fiction. She is co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival (with William Dalrymple) . Her debut novel,  Paro: Dreams of Passion, published in 1984 , remains a cult classic. A novella, Never Never Land is a 2024 publication. Her recent non-fiction includes Mystics and Sceptics- Searching Himalayan Masters and the anthology Treasures of Lakshmi.  Gokhale’s work spans different genres, including novels, short stories, Himalayan studies, mythology, several anthologies, books for young readers, and a play.  Gokhale is committed to platforming literary dialogue and showcasing the rich diversity of multilingual Indian identity . She is the recipient of various prizes and awards, including the prestigious Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Literature) Award 2021 for her novel Things to Leave Behind
 

Sessions

02 Feb | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

61. FIRST EDITION: 'TREASURES OF LAKSHMI: THE GODDESS WHO GIVES', EDITED BY NAMITA GOKHALE AND MALASHRI LAL

Invocation to Lakshmi by Vidya Shah; Introduction to the book by Namita Gokhale, followed by Anand Neelakantan and Bulbul Sharma in conversation with Malashri Lal


02 Feb | 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM | Venue - SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S9 SERIES FRONT LAWN

79. FIRST EDITION: 'The Loharu Legacy' by Rakhshanda Jalil

Durru Mian and Rakhshanda Jalil, launch by Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple


03 Feb | 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM | Venue - SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S9 SERIES FRONT LAWN

111. Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award

Jury :Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy Roy, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Ranjit Hoskote and Siddharth Sethia | Add Winner: Arundhathi Subramaniam


01 Feb | 09:50 AM - 10:50 AM | Venue - SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S9 SERIES FRONT LAWN

01. Inaugural Ceremony

Address by Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Diya Kumari, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K. Roy


01 Feb | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

05. Songs of Milarepa

Andrew Quintman and Kelly Dorji in conversation, introduced by Namita Gokhale


04 Feb | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

158. FIRST EDITION "Swallowing the Sun" by Lakshmi Puri

Lakshmi Puri in conversation with Vikas Swarup; Launch by Sanjoy K. Roy, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple


03 Feb | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM | Venue - CHARBAGH

101. Paro Turns 40

Namita Gokhale, Pragya Tiwari, Eric Chopra and Hemali Sodhi in conversation


04 Feb | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - HAWTHORNDEN FOUNDATION MUGHAL TENT

157. 8th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award presented with Teamwork Arts

Jury- Namita Gokhale and Arunava Sinha Speakers: H.E. Ambassador ​José María Ridao Domínguez, Susana Torres Prieto, Mar Sancho, Sanjoy Roy, Arun Maheshwari, Mridul Kirti Awardee in conversation with Guillermo Rodríguez


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