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Celebrate the most amazing literary festival of Jaipur

Celebrate the most amazing literary festival of Jaipur

Over the past years, Jaipur Literary Festival has transformed into a global literary marvel.This festival offers a splendid and extravagant platform for writers, entertainers, politicians, leaders, etc. to bring together their diversified ideas.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is a five-day programme. This serves as a feast for ideas for millions of book lovers across India and around the world.

Every year about 2000 speakers participate in this festival. The festivals core values are a democratic and non-aligned platform with free and fair access to the participants. A splendid diversification of various thinkers, leaders, humanitarians, etc. come together on a single platform and express and engage in debates and dialogues on stage.

Every year writers and Festival Producer and Directors Sanjoy K. Roy, Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple interview participants such as entertainers, politicians, leaders, etc. to take part in this extravagant festival. This festival takes place at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, the state capital along with the backdrop of Rajasthan’s marvellous cultural heritage.

A variety of voices from India and around the globe
A variety of voices from India and around the globe

The festival has witnessed a variety of voices from India and around the globe such as Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, OrhanPamuk, J. M. Coetzee, Man Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood, Paul Beatty, Ian McEwan along with SahityaAkademi winners M. T. Vasudevan Nair, JavedAkhtar, Gulzar, GirishKarnad.Late Mahasweta Devi, U. R. Ananthamurthy as well as literary unfamous names like Vikram Seth, Amish Tripathi, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are also the past speakers of this festival.The Jaipur Literay Festivalwas privileged to hostthe late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Amitabh Bachchan, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, Amartya Sen, and Thomas Piketty.

Important people associated with the Jaipur Literary festival 2020
Important people associated with the Jaipur Literary festival 2020

Namita Gokhale – festival director

  • She is a writer and publisher.
  • She also co-edited the anthology “Travelling In, Travelling Out and Himalaya” with Ruskin Bond
  • She is a co-director of the Jaipur Literary Festival and Mountain Echoes (the Bhutan Literature Festival)
  • Her debut novel was first published in 1984, “Paro: Dreams of Passion”
  • Her recent novel “Things to Leave Behind” is described as themost famous and ambitious novel
  • Her other books are The Book of Shadows, Shakuntala: The Play of Memory
William Dalrymple – festival director

  • He is a best-selling author of books such as “Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan”.
  • Won the Hemingway Prize for the Italian edition of “Return of a King”
  • Won Kapuściński Prize for Literary Reportage
  • Won Sunday Times Young British Writer of the year Award, the Scottish Book of Year Award, the Wolfson Prize for History and shortlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
  • He is one of the founders and co-director of the Jaipur Literary Festival.
Sanjoy K. Roy – festival producer

  • An entrepreneur of arts
  • Honoured with the “National Award for Excellence and Best Director” for the film Shahjahanabad: The Twilight Years.
  • Founder Trustee of “Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT)” in Delhi that provides support services for street and working children.
  • Managing Director of “Teamwork Arts”
  • Produces the Jaipur Literary Festival the world’s largest free and fair access literary gathering
  • The White House in 2011 honoured him with the “US President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities Award for an International Organization” to Salaam Baalak Trust.
  • Produces flagship events by Teamworks and provides 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, literary festivals and visual arts across 40 and more cities around the globe such as the USA, UK, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Korea, Singapore, Egypt, South Africa, France, Israel, and Spain.
When and Where is the Jaipur literary festival organized?

The Jaipur Literary Festival is a yearly event that takes place in the month of January. It is a five-day programme. This year event dates are 23rd January to 27th January 2020. It takes place in the backdrops of cultural heritage in Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

Events held during the Jaipur literary festival

The festival witnesses’visitors from India and across the globe. They bring together their marvellous and extravagant ideas. The participants vary from thinkers to entertainers to politicians, etc.

The events held during the Jaipur Literary Festival are competitions such as Quiz Contest, Youth Outreach programmes, Essay Writing Contest, and Blogging Contest. A set of other and extended events take place like the Morning Music event in splendid places such as Amber Fort and Jawahar Kala Kendra

List of speakers

Speakers such as A. J. Finn, AadilRazaMansoori, etc. are the part of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (Jaipur Literary Festival) and list of speakers with their information will be published as the date of the event comes near.

How to register?

The Jaipur Literary Festival provides for four types of registrations such as Delegate Registration (Paid), School Registration, Media Registration and General Registration.

Delegates from across the globe such as publishing professionals, literary agents, writer, entertainers, etc. can register and get privileges like participate in round tables, talks, panel discussions, Festival Tote Bag with JBM and the ZEE JLF programmes, goodies, access to the delegate lounge at Diggi Palace, access to ‘The Baithak’, complimentary snacks, lunch and beverages (coffee and tea), free invitation to the ZEE JLF Heritage events, Festival Cocktail Evening, general participant entry to the ZEE JLF.

Accommodation options

Jaipur has many accommodation facilities for the tourist that range from resorts to 5-star hotels and also the budget lodges and hotels. The travellers from all over the country and across the globe travel to Jaipur for its great cultural heritage.

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