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Debangana Sen Jan 09 2014

What is there to know about the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2014?

Benazir Khan Jan 09 2014
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 is Asia’s largest literature festival, it is also touted as the grandest - owing to the scale and the excessive footfall of cinestars, celebrities in the writing and publishing world and in the movies. Directed by writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, who shape the festival to have a interspersion of several mediums with the written word, this is one to be reckoned with to understand literature in all its forms. Moving away from just books, in the interim, do take some time out to experience the local cuisine, among some famous places to eat here.

The registration for Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 is free and open to anyone with a valid Photo ID Proof to be produced during entry. To avoid standing in a heavy queue here, it is advisable that you pre-register yourself on their official website and produce the confirmed online registration print out at the time of entry.


A photo of the Jaipur Literature Festival (by Kartikdhar)

240 authors are invited for the course of the 5 splendid days of the festival, which are set to have theme discussions on the following topics - Crime and Punishment, Democracy Dialogues, Women Uninterrupted, Endangered Languages - and the floor is open to debates, discussions, talks or an exchange of experiences. It would be nice to prepare yourself going in accordance with the weather conditions in Jaipur at this time of the year.

Vikram Chandra, Anita Nair, Manvendra Singh and William Dalrymple, will be present on different forums, discussing various issues at hand, spread through the course of the litfest. The Jaipur Literature Festival venues for the same in the evergreen and ever gloriously resplendent Diggi Palace are named herein, in order of the dates they take place from :
17th January - British Airways Baithak
18th January - Char Bagh
19th January - Fort Samvaad
20th January - Front Lawns
21st January - Google Mughal Tent
22nd January - Mahindra Humanities Center Durbar Hall.


A photo of Jaipur (by Richard Moross)

The Jaipur Literature Festival schedule as listed above,in the beautiful “pink city,” strives to understand literature embedded in lyrics, ghazals, folk anthems, to name a few mediums. Authors that see a lot of popular fan following for their work and need no introduction - Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy, Orhan Pamuk, to name a few have have a one-to-one with a crowd waiting to discuss accounts of their book. The teeming rush of book signing that follows is a personal battle with the rising levels of excitement within oneself.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 dates span from: 17-21 January, 2014, at Diggi House, Sawai Ram Singh Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Plan your trip sooner than later! As a literary recall, “A stitch in time saves nine.”
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