Scenes From A Marriage

Meena Kandasamy, Neelima Dalmia Adhar and Jaishree Misra in conversation with Ashok Ferrey By Malavika Subramanyan, Official ZEE JLF at The British Library Blogger  This was a fascinating session about writing, marital abuse, #MeToo, and Freud (except it was mostly Gandhi). One of the parameters of success in a society is its marriages; and marriages… Read more »

Shabana Azmi: The Word Set Free

Shabana Azmi in conversation with Sangeeta Datta Presented by ZEE Entertainment By Paula Van Hagen: Official ZEEJLF At The British Library Blogger I’m every woman, it’s all in me Anything you want done, baby, I’ll do it naturally I’m Every Woman, Chaka Khan Opening with these rousing lines from the legendary Chaka Khan was a… Read more »

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong

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Angela Saini, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Lisa Randall in conversation with Namita Bhandare   Ishan Kawley, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Science and technology have evolved at a rapid pace. The drivers behind this growth, however, have traditionally been men, or at the very least, it seems as though men have been credited with most… Read more »

A Space for Liberty: Face to Face with Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani and Nicholas Idier in conversation with Amitava Kumar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Leïla Slimani became the most-read author in France in 2016 with her novel Chanson Douce. The book, which won her the French literary award Prix Goncourt, has been translated into over 17 languages. This year, it will be… Read more »

Women and Power

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Helena Kennedy and Margaret Alva in conversation with Arati Jerath By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Against the backdrop of a world where women are actively coming out and fighting for their rights, it is imperative to discuss the growing need for women in power. A panel comprising of two parliamentarians… Read more »


Sonal Sharma

they tell me to have shame run back to your mother no better hide shame too late now its that time of the month again shame don’t enter the kitchen or cook for yourself shame sleep on the floor so your husband doesn’t force himself on you because he is right but youre just not… Read more »

Manelists, Misogyny & Mansplaining


Antara Ganguli, Anuradha Beniwal, Bee Rowlatt, Ruchira Gupta and Suhel Seth in conversation with Amrita Tripathi   By Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The session ended ahead of schedule, yet somehow managed to pack in more argument, discussion, and insightful comments than one could hope for in a talk twice as… Read more »

After the Angry Young Man, the Traditional Young Woman, What Next?


Javed Akhtar and Rachel Dwyer   Apekshita Varshney, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Official Blogger   Whereas many Bollywood celebrities could be accused of a diluted conscience, Javed Akhtar, the respected poet, lyricist, and screenwriter is a dignified exception. He has spent over 40 years in the film industry, which by itself is no mean feat…. Read more »