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 »

The Feminine Gaze: Women Writing Memoir:

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Abeer Y. Hoque, Alia Malek, Amy Tan and Juliet Nicolson in conversation with Keggie Carew by Archita Mittra, Official Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Memoir writing is a powerful medium to articulate private traumas and histories that have never been told, and cannot – or should not – be fictionalized. It is therefore arguably an… Read more »

The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction

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Amy Tan, Chika Unigwe, Helen Fielding, Joshua Ferris and Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   A novel is one of the most distinctive things humans can create. “It feeds a feeling for life, for language and a need to tell a story,” said moderator… 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 »

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 »

The Real Thing

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Tom Stoppard in conversation with Sanjana Kapoor, presented by Amity University By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger A most delightful and enlightening session with Tom Stoppard saw an interspersion of anecdotes and introspections, sprinkled with the award-winning playwright’s signature witty outbursts. Conversing with his longstanding associate Sanjana Kapoor, Stoppard’s reflections on theatre,… Read more »

The First Book Club – ZEEJLF Bloggers Session


Literary agents Jayapriya Vasudevan and Preeti Gill, and Publisher Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal interacting with the ZEE JLF 2017 Blogging contest winners   Rahul Nair, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The experience of winning was euphoric, but what has been even more profound is the experience of working in the intense, fast-paced environment that… Read more »