Letters from Gandhi

Tridip Suhrud and Faisal Devji in conversation with Alex von Tunzelmann. Introduced by Dinesh Patnaik   By Louisa Tomlinson, ZEEJLF at the British Library Blog Editor   Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik introduced the session, citing Ghandi as a symbol of non-violence and proof that ‘the world is actually not a depressing place.’ He urged today’s politicians… Read more »

Interview with Peter Bergen

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Peter Bergen is one of the world’s greatest experts on Osama bin Laden. The acclaimed journalist produced bin Laden’s first television interview in 1997, in which the latter declared war against the United States to a Western audience for the first time. Since 9/11, the… Read more »

A Rendezvous with Leïla Slimani

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Jaipur Literature Festival Interview Series   By  Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The Franco- Moroccan writer began her career by studying political science and media at Sciences Po, Paris. She worked briefly as a journalist for the newspaper, Jeune Afrique. In 2014, she published her first novel Dans le Jardin de l’Ogre, which was… Read more »

Inauguration of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

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Inaugural Session Address by  Shreyasi Goenka, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K. Roy                                              By Louisa Tomlinson, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The eleventh edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival opened in grand style today, to a fanfare of ceremonial drumming, music and dancing. Rajasthani performers wove their way through the packed… Read more »

10 Years of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

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By Arjun Bhatia, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In 2006, India’s Pink City hosted a fairly unremarkable event, where 100 or so people gathered to listen to some 20-odd writers talk about literature. Some of them ‘appeared to be tourists who had simply got lost,’ quipped Co-Director William Dalrymple about the festival’s humble… Read more »