Jaipur Literate Festival to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
Last Updated: November 17, 2016, 12:25 pm
Jaipur: Jaipur Literature Festival-2017 will see participation of many of the world’s most famous literary minds. The five-day festival, set to begin at heritage hotel Diggi Palace from January 21, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. More than 250 delegates from all over the world will participate in the event. According to the reports, domestic as well as foreign tourists have already started booking hotels. Hotels in close proximity to the venue are in high demand. The delegates include authors, journalists, human right activists, politicians, economists, scholars, filmmakers, poets, and famous TV personalities. The JLF has hosted some of the best regarded and loved names, ranging from Nobel Laureates and Man Booker Prize winners to debut writers. They include Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eleanor Catton, Hanif Kureishi, the 14th Dalai Lama, Ian McEwan, JM Coetzee, Mohammed Hanif, Oprah Winfrey, Orhan Pamuk, Pico Iyer, Salman Rushdie, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty, Vikram Seth and Wole Soyinka, as well as renowned Indian language writers such as Girish Karnad, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, MT Vasudevan Nair, Uday Prakash as well as the late Mahasweta Devi and UR Ananthamurthy. Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple invite authors from across the globe to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur. Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally, and is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy.
First published: November 17, 2016