Banned in India

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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Mridula Garg and Paro Anand In conversation with Salil Tripathi Presented by Matrubhumi By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ~ S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire   The debate over freedom… Read more »

Music Stage featuring Trippy Sama, Barmer Boys and Kailasa


By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger The first night of the Music Stage at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with an electric fusion of traditional and contemporary folk music, an art form that is totally in keeping with the beautiful city of Jaipur. Trippy Sama, a world music project… Read more »

A Space for Liberty: Face to Face with Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani and Nicholas Idier in conversation with Amitava Kumar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Leïla Slimani became the most-read author in France in 2016 with her novel Chanson Douce. The book, which won her the French literary award Prix Goncourt, has been translated into over 17 languages. This year, it will be… Read more »

On Violence

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Maya Jasanoff, Tridip Suhrud and Upinder Singh in conversation with Patrick French By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Every year millions of people all over the world are displaced due to conflict. These conflicts happen for many reasons, from imperialistic politics to local community tensions. It is therefore imperative to discuss… Read more »

The Three Zeros

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Muhammad Yunus in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma Presented by Aga Khan Foundation   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Muhammad Yunus needs no introduction. A Nobel laureate who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and thus pioneered the micro-finance industry, was at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival speaking about his new book… Read more »

Women and Power

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Helena Kennedy and Margaret Alva in conversation with Arati Jerath By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Against the backdrop of a world where women are actively coming out and fighting for their rights, it is imperative to discuss the growing need for women in power. A panel comprising of two parliamentarians… Read more »

Mira Nair: The Personal and the Political

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Mira Nair in conversation with Vir Sanghvi   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “It is a sign of social change that we are in a room full of people with a woman who made a movie on Kamasutra,” journalist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi observed. It was an apt way to… Read more »

milk and honey

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Rupi Kaur introduced by Snigdha Poonam by Archita Mittra, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger At 25, Rupi Kaur is already an internet sensation, a New York Times bestselling author and a feminist poet, whose work resonates with people across diverse cultures, countries and boundaries. Yet it was only two years ago that she attended… Read more »

Celebrating Book Covers

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Aman Nath, B.N Goswamy, Dayanita Singh, Jagannath Panda, Namita Gokhale and Sunandini Banerjee in conversation with Alka Pande By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Never judge a book by its cover, so the say goes. Yet as the shelf-life of books reduces, and the need to compete for buyers’ attention increases, this… Read more »

The Real Thing

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Tom Stoppard in conversation with Sanjana Kapoor, presented by Amity University By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger A most delightful and enlightening session with Tom Stoppard saw an interspersion of anecdotes and introspections, sprinkled with the award-winning playwright’s signature witty outbursts. Conversing with his longstanding associate Sanjana Kapoor, Stoppard’s reflections on theatre,… Read more »

मोहनजोदड़ो या मोअन जोदड़( मरे हुए का टीला)

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By Aditya Narayan, Official blogger Zee Jaipur literature festival.   वैदिक सभ्यता, मोहनजोदड़ो की सभ्यता, हड़प्पा की सभ्यता या सिन्धु घाटी की सभ्यता, समय समय पर विश्व की इस सबसे बड़ी और समृद्ध सभ्यता का नाम बदलता रहा है| विश्व पटल पर हमेशा चर्चा का विषय रहे इस सभ्यता के आज भी बहुत सारे प्रश्न… Read more »

A Conspiracy of Bones :

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Kathy Reichs in conversation with Amrita Tripathi by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   With over 26 titles and a successful TV series to her credit, best-selling crime author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs confessed that her writing journey was purely “accidental”. In a candid interview with Amrita Tripathi, founder-editor of The… Read more »