Interview with Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak imagines interviews as conversations in a kitchen (his favourite room in the house), and likens finding the voice of his novel to hitting the right note while singing in the bathroom. Before allowing me a glimpse into his mind palace, he meets me warmly, with the playfulness and humility of someone seeminglyunaware of… Read more »

JLF 2019 Interview Series

Peter Bergen The seismic shift in world order has led to us ‘flirting with the idea of a post-American world’. As a national security analyst, how do you interpret its impact on the USA’s foreign relations? We now have four big centres of power – United States, India, China and the European Union. The US… Read more »

Uday Prakash: The Road Not Taken

Uday Prakash in conversation with Saurabh Dwivedi Rajen mila chand Mughal Tent रोबर्ट फोर्स्ट ने अपनी एक कविता में लिखा कि हमारे पास हर वक़्त दो रास्ते हैं किस पर किस को जाना है ये पथिक को चुनना होता है। जबकि ये दोनों ही रास्ते जंगलों में जाकर ख़त्म होते हैं। रोबर्ट फोर्स्ट की कविता… Read more »


The best artists are those who inhabit various disciplines and interpret the world in radically different ways. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, but he was also trying to discover a means for humans to fly. Mikhail Bulgakov wrote The Master and Margarita; one of the masterpieces of 20th Century Literature, but his professional training was that of a country doctor. Molly… Read more »

The Interpreter Of Stories: Jhumpa Lahiri In Conversation With Rupleena Bose

Mrs. Sen, Udayan, Subhash, Gouri and many more characters emerged from their stories and walked around the Front Lawns of Diggi Palace today, as their creator, Pulitzer Prize winner JhumpaLahiri took the audience on an intimate journey into her imagination. Lahiri described how her experiences in childhood and adolescence contributed to her plots. Discussing her latest novel The Lowlands, she… Read more »

Cook On The Wild Side: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall In Conversation With Jack Turner

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs, opened the British Airways Baithak tent at the 2014 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Fearnley-Whittingstall’s hugely popular River Cottage series of cookbooks and television shows have succeeded in raising people’s awareness of the origins of their food, while never losing sight of the real priority: to have a good dinner. Fearnley-Whittingstall described his campaign against the… Read more »