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The Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

Posted on January 18, 2012 | FestivalsNo Comment


Come January and get ready to take out the literary interest within you and enjoy the pleasures of literary work here in Jaipur at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Started since the year 2006, this pink  city in India, is home to the best literary festival not only in India but across the Asian continent. The main venue of this immensely interesting festival is the Diggi Palace Hotel which showcases a plethora of literary activity.

Held every year in the state of Rajasthan in India in the city of Jaipur, the Jaipur Literature Festival  is held in the month of January. This year in 2012, it starts on January 20 and goes on till January 24. The Hall of Audience is witness to this unique festival and the Diggi gardens opens the doors to the best kind of literary work in this part of the world. Exclusively showcased to celebrate the glamour of International, Rajasthani and Indian type of writing, the festival has its own directors.

Jaipur Literature Festival

The 2012 Jaipur Literature Festival  would start from 20th January and go on till 24th January. This festival is considered to be one of the most important literary events in the region of the Asia Pacific. There are debates, workshops, discussions, poetry, and other such activities here which kindle the interest of the tourists.

So get ready to see those authors, and novelists who you normally see on a gray scale on the paperback. Enjoy the performances by the musicians here and flip through as many books as you wish to.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Bring your photo ID along and register online to avoid last minute glitches.

The Literary Festival 2012 has a lot of mentally stimulating topics like the Bhakti and Sufi traditions, Anna Hazare, vegetarianism, Arab countries’ democratic shift, censorship etc. Get a glimpse of American TV Host Oprah Winfrey and Michael Ondaatje the popular author and bask in the glory of their writings.

Jaipur Literature Festival

There would be a workshop on democracy and the entry fee is Rupees 200 per head. The programme schedule for the four days is as follows :

January 20

Rajasthan Ek Khoj – The Spirit of Rajasthan  Rima Hooja, Vijay Shankar Vyas, Hariram Meena, CP Deval, and moderated by Malarshi Lal.

“The Arab Spring – A winter’s view” Kamin Muhammadi Navdeep Suri, Hisham Matar, Raja Shehadeh, Karima Khalil and Max Rodenbeck conversing with Barkha Dutt.

“Midnight’s Child” Salman Rushdie conversing with Hari Kunzru

“The Truth of Poetry and the Truth of Politics “– Ashok Vajpeyi conversing with Kapil Sibbal.

January 21

“Rediscovering India’s Buddhist heritage” John Keav conversing with Nayanjot Lahiri

“In Search of A story” John Elliot conversing with Chetan Bhagat

“Inglish Amlish,Hinglish – The Chutneyfication of English” Tarun Tejpal, Rita Kothari, Ruchir Joshi, Salman Rushdie, conversing with Ira Pande.

January 22

“O” Oprah Winfrey conversing with Barkha Dutt

“On Pakistan” Fatima Bhutto. Ziaudding Sardar, Ayesha Jalal conversing with Karan Thapar.

“Survival Strategies in the time of the Twitterati ” Suhel Seth, Shashi Tharoor, Chetan Bhagat , conversing with Shoma Chowdhary.

The Magic of Reality Richard Dawkins conversing with Lalla Ward.

January 23

“Adaptations” Tom Stoppard, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie chaired by Girish Karnad – Sangeet Ki Duniya ” Yatindra Mishra.

January 24

“Rajneeti” The Craft of Politics Prakash Jha, conversing with Ruchir Joshi. Also accompanying would be Surina Narula.

“Indian Military History” This Missing Links Maj Gen V.K. singh ( retd) Sqn Ldr RTS China ( Retd) C. Dasgupta and Anit Mukherjee conversing with Manoj Joshi.

“Lava The Drama of Words” Asghar Wajahat conversing with Javed Akhtar.

The 2012 Jaipur Literature Festival is thus a great opportunity for all the avid readers.

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