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Amy Tan, Michael Ondaatje, Mira Nair, Nicholas Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard in conversation with Chiki Sarkar By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Literature Festival Blogger Five of the most eminent novelists and screenwriters of contemporary times gathered to reflect upon one of the most persistent questions in the creation and recreation of art: cinematic adaptations of… Read more »

Julia Donaldson: On Page, On Stage and On Screen

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Julia Donaldson, Daryl Shute and Malcolm Donaldson in conversation with Nupur Paiva Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In a session that delighted children and adults alike, renowned children’s writer Julia Donaldson brought to life one of the most endearing children’s stories of all time – The Gruffalo. The session was an… Read more »

Mother India: Indian Films and the National Narrative


Imtiaz Ali, Rachel Dwyer and Sudhir Mishra  in conversation with Shubhra Gupta   Prachi Bhagwat, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   No form of art is ever isolated from the political climate in which it is produced. While some films are most valuable during the era they are made in, others speak to the… Read more »



Anand Neelakantan, Prasad Devineni, S.S. Rajamouli, and Rana Daggubati in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature 2017 Festival Blogger   Despite India’s long and varied association with mythological story-telling, it was a surprise when Baahubali, a 2015 South Indian historical epic, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Indian… Read more »