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 »

A World Turned Upside Down: India in the 18th Century

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B.N. Goswamy, Maya Jasanoff, Uday S. Kulkarni and Yashaswini Chandra in conversation with William Dalrymple By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger In his opening statement, Padma Bhushan award recipient and art historian B.N. Goswamy pointed out that ironically, the phrase ‘the world turned upside down’ brought to mind the 21st century more… Read more »

The Art of Rivalry: Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art


Sebastian Smee introduced by Anita Ghose   By Rahul Nair, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Pulitzer Prize winning art critic Sebastian Smee held the audience spellbound, and they broke into thunderous applause at the session’s conclusion. Smee discussed his recent book, The Art of Rivalry, which examines the relationships between four historically… Read more »

Katha to Comics: The Evolution of Visual Storytelling in India


Arpita Das, Jahanvi Prasada, Jason Quinn, Pankaj Thapa and Reena Puri, moderated by Philip A. Lutgendorf Durbar Hall, Hotel Diggi Palace   Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Cartooning, comic books and lately, graphic novels have acquired a strong following worldwide, owing to the stimulating manner in which they tell stories. A… Read more »