Book Launch: Curtain Call – Celebrating Indian Theatre

Coffee table book Curtain Call: Celebrating Indian Theatre, encapsulating ten glorious years of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), was released at the British Airways Baithak, Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur on the second day of the ongoing ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Festival producer Sanjoy Roy, actors and theatre personalities Shabana Azmi and Girish Karnad all gathered to launch the book. Girish Karnad confessed that he has always… Read more »

Heritage Evenings: Amber Fort

New life was breathed into the majestic Amber Fort, a precious monument to Jaipur’s Rajput history with the first ever Heritage Evening to be organised by the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, in association with Rajasthan Tourism. The event brought the first day of the festival to a colourful end, and marked the first of many such forays planned to make historical… Read more »

And Then One Day

Crowds had already gathered on the Rajnigandha Front Lawns half an hour before the event was due to start. This time, it wasn’t Naseeruddin Shah the actor they were waiting for, but the Naseeruddin Shah the writer. Nasreen Munni Kabir introduced the film star by saying that we are here to talk about the journey from ‘have you seen his amazing film’… Read more »

Indian And Global Languages At The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

William Dalrymple, co-founder of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, says “We have two missions at Jaipur: to showcase Indian writing to the world and to bring the greatest writers in the world to India.‿ ZEE JLF is the largest free literary festival in the world, and since it started has been an equal champion of marginalized and mainstream… Read more »