Interview With Urvashi Butalia

by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Urvashi Butalia’s achievements are endless: India’s foremost feminist, author and publisher of women’s writing; co-founder of Kali For Women, India’s first feminist publishing house in 1984 with Ritu Menon; Padma Shri awardee, and Director of Zubaan Books. Here, she opens up about the challenges of running… Read more »

Jaipur BookMark: First Book Club

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Aditi Maheshwari Goyal,  Jacob Sandvad, Manasi Subramaniam, Mita Kapur, Preeti Gill, Urvashi Butalia, Vikas Gupta and Zac O’Yeah by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Navigating the big world of publishing is always a fearful prospect for aspiring writers. That is why the Jaipur BookMark decided to make the process a bit easier… Read more »

The Future of New Writing

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Charmaine Craig, Kaya Genç, Jeet Thayil, Joshua Ferris, Nadifa Mohamed and Rabih Alameddine in conversation with Amitava Kumar Presented by Amity University By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “With each passing year, it struck me as a diminishment for literary culture to peer into the future of writing but immediately restrict its… Read more »

English Language Publishing: The Indian Market


Priya Kapoor, Ranjana Sengupta, Ravi Singh and Sugata Ghosh in conversation with Preeti Gill   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger To describe India’s English language publishing industry as ‘thriving’ would be an understatement. In 2016, it became the second largest in the world, after the United States. As readership in the country… Read more »

For the Love of Books


Akshay Rautaray, Nikko Odiseos, Satabadi Mishra, Shruti Sharma and Tilak Sharma in conversation with Urvashi Butalia By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger The opening panel discussion at Jaipur Bookmark saw a number of passionate individuals brought together by a common driving force: the zeal to make sources of knowledge more accessible…. Read more »

Books that Speak: The Future of Audio


Yogesh Dashrath, Arcopol Chaudhuri, Himanshu Giri and Aditi Maheshwari Goyal in conversation with Mita Kapur Ishan Kawley, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger You walk into any high-end gym today and all the treadmills come equipped with a socket to plug in your phone. You can watch videos, tweet, check your email, all the while… Read more »

Algorithms of the Indian Market


Anish Chandy, Bikash Niyogi, Manas Saikia, and Naomi Barton moderated by Preeti Gill   Apekshita Varshney, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Do books have their own destiny, or must they go through a compromising makeover to be popular; forced open, torn apart, before they are sent into the world to acquire fame? In… Read more »

Inauguration of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017


Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Anne Waldman, Gulzar, Sadhguru   By Louisa Tomlinson, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Jaipur Literature Festival celebrated its tenth birthday in grand style today, with a glittering inauguration featuring Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, celebrated yogi Sadhguru, iconic Beat poet and activist Anne Waldman, and legendary poet Gulzar Sahib…. Read more »

Learnings from Australia


Cate Blake, Edwina Johnson, Fiona Henderson, Laura Kroetsch, Margot Lloyd and Stephanie Siriwardene, moderated by Wendy Were   By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   The Jaipur BookMark (JBM), which began as a two-day sister event of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in 2014, has grown into a full-fledged parallel festival… Read more »

Jaipur BookMark: Inaugural Session


Keynote Address: On the Art of Publishing by Roberto Calasso Launch of Global Translation Rights Catalogue 2017   Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu (Australian High Commissioner to India), Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Neeta Gupta, and Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal   By Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   Over the last three years, Jaipur… Read more »