Jaipur Literature Festival

Photos of Jaipur Literature Festival or you can say Glimpses of Jaipur Literature Festival - 2015 

Author Sarah Waters has written six novels, which have been nominated for and won a huge variety of awards. Her most recent novel is THE PAYING GUESTS, 2014.
William Dalrymple is the author of nine books about India and the Islamic world, including City of Djinns, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India.  & Javed Akhtar is eminent Indian film scriptwriter, lyricist and poet.
Indian film actress Waheeda Rehman.
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s Collected Poems 1969-2014 is published in Penguin Modern Classics. He is the translator of Songs of Kabir (2011) and The Absent Traveller: Prakrit Love Poetry (2008), editor of An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English (2002) and Collected Poems in English by Arun Kolatkar (2010).
Brigid Keenan is an author and journalist. She has worked as an editor on Nova magazine, the Observer and the Sunday Times. She has published two fashion histories as well as Travels in Kashmir, Damascus, and the bestselling Diplomatic Baggage. Her latest book is Packing Up.
Author Cat Weatherill is one of the Europe’s leading performance storytellers. She is a strong and theatrical performer who tells both traditional and true life stories, for children and adults. She is also a best selling children’s author, with books translated into thirteen languages.
Author Christos Tsiolkas’s first novel Loaded created a furore when it was published and was later made into the film Head On. Loaded was followed by Jumpcuts, written with Sasha Soldatow, and his second novel The Jesus Man.
Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik lectures and writes (30 books and 500 columns at last count) on the relevance of mythology in modern times. & Valmik Thapar has spent 40 years serving the forests and wild tigers of India. During this period he has written, edited and co-authored 25 books and presented more than a dozen films for the BBC and other international networks on the tiger and the flora and fauna of India.
Gideon Levy Writer of the weekly column Twilight Zone, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last twenty years, and writing political editorials, mainly about the relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Dilip tahil Indian film Actor.
Author Eleanor Catton She won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the 2013 Canadian Governor General’s Award for fiction for her novel The Luminaries.
Author Tanuja Desai Hidier's first novel, Born Confused, is now considered a classic work, Its long-anticipated sequel — crossover / adult novel Bombay Blues — launches this month in India.
Author Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of numerous books on Renaissance art, history and literature, including the bestselling A History of the World in Twelve Maps. & Author Jonathan Gil Harris is the author of six books on early modern literature and culture. His latest book is The First Firangis: How to Be Authentically Indian.
Author Jerry Brotton & Author Peter Frankopan is Director of the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College. He works on the history and literature of Byzantium, the Crusades, the Islamic world, and Russia. He studied at Cambridge, before changing Light for Dark Blue.
Author Marcel Theroux is the author of four previous novels, A Blow to the Heart, A Stranger in the Earth, The Paperchase, and Far North.
Author Mark Gevisser latest book, Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir. His biography of Thabo Mbeki won South Africa’s premier non-fiction award in 2007. & Jonathan Shainin is the editor of the Guardian’s new Long Read section. He was previously the online news editor at the New Yorker, and the senior editor of the Caravan in Delhi.
Author Prasoon Joshi, a National Award winner twice over and an acclaimed advertising icon. He has authored 4 books, A prolific writer-poet he is also an acclaimed, award-winning song and screenwriter in Indian Films.
Photojournalist Himanshu Vyas presenly posted as chief photographer at Hindustan Times, Jaipur. Recpient of Sawai Ram Singh II award for photography. IFRA Asia prize gold in general news(2008) and bronze(2009). Ramnath Goenka India Press Photo award - contemporary issues(2006) and portrait story(2008). & Ramkumar Singh is a screenwriter, Hindi fiction writer, Film lyricist, Film Critic and also a Columnist.
Author Romesh Gunesekera has written eight books of fiction and co­authored the Writers & Artists’ Companion to Novel Writing (2015).
Author Sarah Waters & Author Peter Frankopan
Selfie Craze at Jaipur Litrature Festival 2015
Shabana Azmi is one of India’s most revered film stars with more than 100 films and 5 Indian National Film Awards to her credit.
Sir William Mark Tully is an internationally acclaimed journalist and author.
William Dalrymple & Homi K. Bhabha is a leading cultural and literary theorist and the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, cosmopolitanism, human rights, and various other themes.
Day started with Rains at #Zeejlf
Suhel Seth writes extensively and has published several papers including many books. His last book Get to the Top was a national bestseller. at #zeejlf
Ashok Vajpeyi a Hindi poet-critic, translator, editor and culture-activist, is a major cultural figure of India. With more than 14 books of poetry, 10 of criticism in Hindi and 4 books on art in English to his credit. enjoying session at Jaipur Literature Festival
Girish Karnad is a playwright, film-maker and actor, whose early plays drew attention for their exploration of myth and folklore , and reintroduction of music and mimr on modern urban stage.
Javed Akhtar at Jaipur Literature Festival
Jerry Brotton & Tim Supple has created theatre throughout the world. He has worked regularly at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and was Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre. at #zeejlf
Author Ma Jian was born in Qingdao, China, and now lives in exile in London. He is the author of Red Dust, The Noodle Maker, Stick Out Your Tongue, Beijing Coma, and most recently, The Dark Road. at #zeejlf
Author Peter Frankopan & Author Jessie Childs is an award-winning author and historian. she won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography with her debut, Henry VIII’s Last Victim. Her second book, God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England, was longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.
Pushpesh Pant is a teacher, author, columnist, television anchor, broadcaster and independent producer of television documentaries. having a conversation while waiting for the rain to stop.
Akash Kapur is the author of India Becoming: A Journey Through a Changing Landscape.
Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, 
Author Sam Miller is the author of A Strange Kind of Paradise: India through Foreign Eyes, Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity and Blue Guide: India.
Author Tim Supple caught enjoying Samosa and Dhokla at Jaipur Literature Festival. . . :p
John Elliott’s best-selling book IMPLOSION: India’s Tryst with Reality has just been published as an updated paperback by Harper Collins India. Based in New Delhi, he is a former Financial Times journalist and writes the Riding the Elephant blog.
In 1981, Narayana Murthy founded Infosys and he is an IT advisor to several Asian countries. & Rohan Murty founded the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI) to showcase the rich Indian intellectual history to the world.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor has written 14 books, including, most recently, Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.
Vedica Kant is the author of ‘If I die here, who will remember me?': India and the First World War.
Abdul Basit Pakistan High Commissioner.
Author Alberto Manguel is a Canadian writer, translator, editor and critic.
Author Damon Galgut has published 8 books, which have been shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC AWARD, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and (twice) for the Man Booker Prize.
Author Dilip D’Souza spent years in software, then he tried writing. He has won several awards  and has written for Caravan, Hindustan Times, NYT, Newsweek, etc. He also writes a mathematics column for Mint. “Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar” is his fifth book.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb an philosophical essayist and mathematical researcher. He is the author of the Incerto (The Black Swan, Antifragile) a multivolume philosophical essay on uncertainty.
Rajiv Malhotra is a Princeton (USA) based researcher on civilizations, cross­cultural encounters and science. His three provocative books include Being Different, Breaking India and Indra’s Net. He was the chief protagonist in Invading the Sacred.
Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian foreign affairs journalist and author. Her first book, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran was awarded the Royal Society of Literature’s Jerwood Prize.
Razia Iqbal is a BBC presenter. & Author Alexandra Pringle
Author Shobhaa De Best-selling author of 18 books, widely-read columnist, respected social commentator and opinion shaper.
Author William R. Pinch is a historian of South Asia and the author of Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires and Peasants and Monks in British India. 
Author Eleanor Catton She won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the 2013 Canadian Governor General’s Award for fiction for her novel The Luminaries.
Eighteen years of TV journalism have taken Ravish Kumar into various worlds of words and visuals. He has been writing micro fiction for a while in limited spaces such as Twitter and Facebook called Laghu Prem Katha, popularly known as LAPREK.
Tarun Khanna is Director of Harvard University’s South Asia Institute and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at HBS.
Shobhaa De Selfie Craze
Rahul Jacob is managing editor of Business Standard.
Amarinder Singh, Sanjoy Roy and Dadi Pudumjee

Dates for Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 are 21st to 25th January 2015. For Registrations at JLF 2015 Check this link http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/registration/

Final List of 234 Speakers for Jaipur Literature Festival - 2015 are.
1. Aakar Patel
2. Abhay K
3. Adam Johnson
4. Adam LeBor
5. Ahmed Rashid
6. Aidan Singh Bhati
7. Akash Kapur
8. Akhil Sharma
9. Alberto Manguel
10. Alexander Kozlov
11. Alexis Wright
12. Ali Cobby Eckerman
13. Alka Pande
14. Amarinder Singh
15. Ambika Dutt
16. Amish Tripathi
17. Amit Chaudhuri
18. Amrita Tripathi
19. Anandita Ghose
20. Anatol Lieven
21. Anchee Min
22. Anita Anand
23. Anshu Harsh
24. Anu Singh Choudhary
25. Anupama Chopra
26. Anuradha Sen Gupta
27. APJ Abdul Kalam
28. Arjun Deo Charan
29. Arshia Sattar
30. Aruni Kashyap
31. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
32. Arvind Panagariya
33. Ashok Ferrey
34. Ashok Malik
35. Ashok Vajpayei
36. Ashwin Sanghi
37. Avantika Sujan
38. Barry Flood
39. Basharat Peer
40. Bettany Hughes
41. Bhakti Mathur
42. Bibek Debroy
43. Bilal Tanweer
44. BN Goswamy
45. Brigid Keenan
46. Burak Ackapar
47. C. Mrunalini
48. Caryl Ferey
49. Cat Weatherill
50. Chandrahas Choudhury
51. Charles Glass
52. Chetan Bhagat
53. Chiki Sarkar
54. Christina Lamb
55. Christos Tsiolkas
56. CP Deval
57. CP Surendran
58. Cyprian Broodbank
59. Damon Galgut
60. Daud Ali
61. Dave Goulson
62. Debra Diamond
63. Deepti Kapoor
64. Devdutt Pattanaik
65. Eimear McBride
66. Eleanor Catton
67. Elizabeth Gilbert
68. Ella Berthoud
69. Esther David
70. Fady Joudah
71. Farrukh Dhondy
72. Florence Noiville
73. Gary Bass
74. Gideon Levy
75. Gilbert King
76. Girish Karnad
77. Gopal Prasad Mudgal
78. Hakan Nesser
79. Hanif Kureishi
80. Hansda Sowvendar Shekhar
81. Hardeep Singh Puri
82. Harish Bhat
83. Helon Habila
84. Hisham Matar
85. Homi K.Bhabha
86. Ibukun Olatunji
87. Indrajit Hazra
88. James Astill
89. Jaspreet Kalra
90. Javed Akhtar
91. Jenny Uglow
92. Jerry Brotton
93. Jessie Childs
94. Joanna Rakoff
95. John Elliot
96. John Napier
97. Jonathan Beckman
98. Jonathan Gil Harris
99. Jonathan Shainin
100. Jung Chang
101. Jyotika Kumari Diggi
102. Kai Bird
103. Kalyan Ray
104. Kamila Shamsie
105. Kate Summerscale
106. Kavita Singh
107. Kedarnath Singh
108. Keki Daruwallah
109. Kevin Powers
110. Kwasi Kwarteng
111. L. Somi Roy
112. Lata Sharma
113. Lauren Child
114. Llewelyn Morgan
115. Lucy Hughes Hallet
116. Ma Jian
117. Madhu Trehan
118. Mahua Maji
119. Maithree Wickramsinghe
120. Makarand Paranjape
121. Malashri Lal
122. Malchand Tiwari
123. Malvika Singh
124. Mamta Dalal Mangaldas
125. Manasi Subramaniam
126. Mandy Ord
127. Maria Chaudhuri
128. Mark Gevisser
129. Meena Kandasamy
130. Meru Gokhale
131. Mihir Sharma
132. Mira Jacob
133. Molly Emma Aitken
134. Monisha Rajesh
135. Mridula Behari
136. Mukul Deva
137. Namita Gokhale
138. Nand Bhardwaj
139. Narayan Murthy
140. Naresh Fernandes
141. Naseeruddin Shah
142. Nasreen Munni Kabir
143. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
144. Navina Haidar
145. Navtej Sarna
146. Neel Mukherjee
147. Neil Rennie
148. Nicholson Baker
149. Nils Nordberg
150. Oleg Borushko
151. Om Thanvi
152. Pallava Bagla
153. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
154. Parul Sehgal
155. Paul Theroux
156. Payal Kapadia
157. Peter Frankopan
158. Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Burman
159. Pramod Kapoor
160. Prashant Jha
161. Prasoon Joshi
162. Pushpesh Pant
163. Raghu Karnad
164. Rahul Jacob
165. Raj Kamal Jha
166. Rajdeep Sardesai
167. Rajendra Singh Bharhath
168. Rajiv Malhotra
169. Rakhshanda Jalil
170. Ram Kumar Singh
171. Ramita Navai
172. Ravish Kumar
173. Razia Iqbal
174. Rima Hooja
175. Rohan Murthy
176. Ruth Padel
177. S. S. Nirupam
178. S.R Faruqi
179. Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi
180. Sahar Delijani
181. Saker Mistri
182. Sakti Burman
183. Salil Tripathi
184. Salima Hashmi
185. Sam Miller
186. Samanth Subramanian
187. Samit Basu
188. Sandip Roy
189. Sangeeta Bandopadhyay
190. Sarah Waters
191. Saryu Doshi
192. Satti Khanna
193. Satya Vrat Shastry
194. Scott Anderson
195. Shabana Azmi
196. Shanti Raman
197. Shashi Tharoor
198. Sheldon Pollock
199. Shobha Vishwanath
200. Simon Armitage
201. Simon Singh
202. Soumya Bhattacharya
203. Subhadra Menon
204. Subhash Goel
205. Sudha Murthy
206. Suhasini Haider
207. Suhel Seth
208. Sukrita Paul Kumar
209. Sushma Deshpande
210. Sushma Singhvi
211. Swapan Dasgupta
212. Tanuja Desai Hidier
213. Tarun Khanna
214. Tim Supple
215. Tishani Doshi
216. Tom Holland
217. Tshering Tashi
218. Udayan Sharma
219. Urmila Pawar
220. Urvashi Butalia
221. V S Naipaul
222. Valmik Thapar
223. Vedica Kant
224. Vijay Seshadri
225. Vinod Kumar Shukla
226. Vishal Bhardwaj
227. Vishvjit Prithvijit Singh
228. Waheeda Rehman
229. Will Self
230. William Dalrymple
231. William Pinch
232. Wipas Srithong
233. Yatindra Mishra
234. Zia Haider Rahman

Glimpses of Jaipur Literature Festival - 2014.
Venue Jaipur Literature Festival
A. N. Wilson
Adrian Levy
Ahmad Rafay Alam

Ashok Vajpeyi

Carsten Jensen

Andrew Graham Dixon

Andrew Graham Dixon

Andrew Graham Dixon

Cheryl Strayed

Dayanita Singh

Dipankar Gupta

Dr. Amartya Sen

Dr. Lara Feigel

Geoff Dyer

Homi K. Bhabha

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan

Isabella Tree

John Elliott

Joseph O’Neill

K. S. Radhakrishnan

Kaajal Oza Vaidya

Kabir Bedi

Maaza Mengiste

Michael Sandel and John Ralston Saul

Michael Sandel

Pavan Varma

Peter Godwin

Rana Dasgupta

Richard Holmes and Maya Jasanoff
Rivka Galchen

Robyn Davidson and Nicholas Shakespeare

Sanjoy K. Roy Man Behind the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Sarah Churchwell

Sarah Churchwell and Maaza Mengiste

Robyn Davidson and Nicholas Shakespeare

Sonam Kalra

Subodh Gupta

Suhel Seth

Urvashi Butalia

Ved Mehta and Linn Cary Mehta

Vikram Nair enjoying Tea at JLF

Vikram Nair enjoying Tea at JLF

Vishwajyoti Ghosh

William Dalrymple

I don't know her name if any of you know then let me know. . . :)

Christoph Senft

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

The Art of Biography" - A.N.Wilson, Ray Monk, Richard Holmes and Andrew Graham- Dixon, moderated by Peter Godwin - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

1914: Remembering the First World War - Peter Stanley, Geoff Dyer, Maya Jasanoff moderated by Rana Chhina - Mughal Tent - Jaipur Literature Festival.

1914: Remembering the First World War - Peter Stanley, Geoff Dyer, Maya Jasanoff moderated by Rana Chhina - Mughal Tent - Jaipur Literature Festival.

Face to Face - Ved Mehta in conversation with Samanth Subramanian - Front Lawns - Jaipur Literature Festival.

Chai Wala at Jaipur Litreature Festival

Chai Wala at Jaipur Litreature Festival

Golden Words. . .


The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival, today announced the first line-up of authors set to attend next year’s festival, which runs from 17th – 21st January 2014. Featuring Pulitzer Prize winners, academics from the world’s leading universities, as well as authors shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize and DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; the seventh edition of the festival is set to bring some of the greatest thinkers and writers to the Pink City for five days of literary debates and discussions. As in past years, the annual Festival will also feature live music sessions and interactive workshops.

The illustrious group of authors announced today includes Nehru Fellow and tribal activist, Ganesh N. Devy; Gloria Steinem whose fight for the cause of women is legendary; the world's leading military historian and winner of Britain's two top non-fiction prizes (the Wolfson and Samuel Johnson) Antony Beevor; award winning novelist, critic and literary polymath Geoff Dyer; Hollywood actor Rupert Everett and travel writers Robyn Davidson and Cheryl Strayed. Other authors from India and around the world include: Jhumpa Lahiri, Samantha Shannon, Vaidehi, Amish Tripathi, Geetanjali Shree, Lily Wangchhuk, Jerry Pinto, Mahesh Dattani, Mary Kom, Narendra Kohli, and Sabrina Dhawan, screenwriter for Monsoon Wedding, with Irrfan Khan.

Survival of languages, which examines India’s linguistic diversity, and the challenges it faces. A series of sessions on ‘Crime and Punishment’ dissects the genre of the detective novel and also looks at Bollywood villains, vendetta and the shadow lines between the good guys and the bad. Another focal point will be ‘Women Uninterrupted’, with the Man Booker shortlisted and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri and young literary sensation Samantha Shannon (widely tipped as the next JK Rowling!) as key authors. The Festival, in keeping with its inclusive nature, will also host personalities such as the National Film Award-winning actor, Irrfan Khan speaking with Sabrina Dhawan on screenwriting, plus the Olympic bronze medalist boxer, Mary Kom, who will be discussing her biography. The 2014 Festival also boasts a particularly strong phalanx of major historians from Princeton, Oxford and Harvard including David Cannadine, father and son scholarly duo Partha and Rana Mitter, Maya Jasanoff and Mary Beard.

As in previous years, the 2014 Festival will be free with registration and will take place at Diggi Palace with increased capacity and space for visitors. Festival Co-Director, Namita Gokhale said, “Come January, a cloud of creative energies gathers around Jaipur. Writers and thinkers from South Asia and around the world will once again debate and attempt to make sense of our changing worlds through the prism of literature. As readers from around the world get ready for their annual literary pilgrimage, the Jaipur yatra will continue to celebrate books and ideas, readers and writers in an open, joyous and spontaneous space, and to uphold the spirit of democratic dialogue and exchange.”

Festival Co-Director William Dalrymple said, “In less than a decade Jaipur has become the largest free literature festival in the world, and the largest litfest in the Asia-Pacific region. It has done this by consistently bringing together at Jaipur the greatest literary minds on earth and presenting them to the public, rich and poor, young and old, desi and firangi, completely free of charge. But never have we fielded a line-up like this year, a gathering of the greatest artists in fiction and non-fiction the world has to offer, supported by swathes of Princeton, Harvard and Oxbridge faculty. It’s going to be an extraordinary few days.”
Speaking about the event, Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts which produces the Festival said, “We are thrilled to announce an incredible line-up of authors already in place for 2014. This year we have increased the space at the Festival site to comfortably accommodate the large number of visitors.”
In 2013 over 180,000 visitors to the Festival were recorded, securing the Jaipur Literature Festival as the world’s largest free literary festival. Registrations for the Festival’s 2014 edition have begun for delegates, members of the media, and the general public. Details on registration and accreditation are available online at  

List of Confirmed Speakers for Jaipur Literature Festival 2014.

A. N. Wilson, Adil Hasan, Aditi Maheshwari, Adrian Levy And Cathy Scott-Clark, Adrienne Clarkson, Ahmad Rafay Alam, Alex Watson, Alison Macleod, Amartya Sen, Amish Tripathi, Amrita Tripathi, Anand Kumar, Anand Neelakantan, Anand Sachidanandan, Ananda Devi, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Anita Mani, Anita Nair, Anita Roy, Ankit Chadha, Antara Dev Sen Antony Beevor, Anupa Lal, Anuradha Sharma Pujari, Anvita Abbi, Arghya Lahiri, Arjundeo Charan, Arshia Sattar, Artemis Cooper, Ashok Vajpeyi, Astad Deboo, Aunohita Mojumdar, 

Bachi Karkaria, Barkha Dutt, Barnaby Rogerson, Barnett R. Rubin, Bejan Matur, Ben Anderson, Benyamin Daniel, Bhaichand Patel, Bharat Ola, Bina Ramani, Buket Uzuner, 

Carlos Rojas, Carsten Jensen, Chandra Prakash Deval, Chandrahas Choudhury, Cheryl Strayed, Chetana Sachidanandan, Chhavi Rajawat, Chiki Sarkar, CP Surendran, Cyrus Mistry, 

David Cannadine, Dayanita Singh, Dipankar Gupta, DK Taknet, Durga Prasad Agarwal, 

Ekta Kapoor, Emma Rothschild, Esther Syiem, 

Farah Ghuznavi, Fariba Hachtroudi, 

Gaiutra Bahadur, Gajra Kothari, Ganesh Devy, Gautam Chakrabarti, Geetanjali Shree, Geoff Dyer, George Michell, Gita Krishnankutty, Gloria Steinem, 

Hari Ram Meena, Harold Varmus, Homi Bhabha, Hubert Védrine, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Husain Haqqani, Indrajit Hazra, 

Indrajit Singh Rathore, Irrfan Khan, Isabella Tree, Ivan Vladislavic, 

Jack Turner, Jason Burke, Javed Akhtar, Jerry Pinto, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jim Al-Khalili, Jim Crace, John Elliott, John Makinson, John Ralston Saul, Johny ML, Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Shainin, Joseph O’Neill, Justin Cartwright Jyoti Kiran Shukla, Jørn Lier Horst, 

K S Radhakrishnan, K. C. Maloo, K. R. Meera, Kaajal Oza Vaidya, Kalyani Shankar, Katherine Boo, Kavita Singh, Kazi Anis Ahmed, Kiku Adatto, Kishwar Desai, Kumar Galhotra, 

Lara Feigel, Lily Wangchhuk, Louise Khurshid, Louise Tillin, 

M T Vasudevan Nair, Maaza Mengiste, Madhav Hada, Madhu Bhatt Tailang, Mahesh Dattani, Mahmood Farooqui, Malashri Lal, Mangat Badal, Manisha Kulshreshtha, Manjushree Thapa, Manu Dash, Manvendra Singh, Marcus Du Sautoy, Margaret Mascarenhas, Mark Mazzetti, Martin Puchner, Mary Beard, Mary Kom, Maya Jasanoff, Meghnad Desai, Mehr Farooqi, Meru Gokhale, Michael Axworthy, Michael Sandel, Mita Kapur, Mridula Behari, Mrinhal Jha, Mukulika Banerjee, Murli Manohar Joshi, 

Nadeem Aslam, Nadifa Mohammed, Naman Ahuja, Namita Gokhale, Nand Bharadwaj, Narendra Kohli, Naveen Chawla, Navtej Sarna, Nayomi Munaweera, Neelam Deo, Neelima Bajpai, Neerav Patel, Nelofar Currimbhoy, Nicholas Shakespeare, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, Nilima Sinha, 

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Otto De Kat, 

Paranjoy Thakurta, Paro Anand, Partha Mitter, Pavan Varma, Payal Kapadia, Peter Godwin, Peter Stanley, Philip Hensher, Piyush Daiya, Prahlad Shekhawat, Prasoon Joshi, Preeta Bhargava, Prerana Shrimali, 

R Sivapriya, Rahul Soni, Raj Kundra, Rana Chhina, Rana Dasgupta, Rana Mitter, Rani Shankardass, Ravi Deecee, Ravi Venkatesan, Ravish Kumar, Ray Monk, Reza Aslan, Richard Holmes, Rima Hooja, Ritu Menon, Rivka Galchen, Robert D. Blackwill, Robyn Davidson, Romesh Gunesekera, Ru Freeman, Ruchira Gupta, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Rupleena Bose, 

S. R. Faruqi, Sabrina Dhawan, Sachin Kundalkar, Sahar Delijani, Sahil Farooqi, Salma, Samanth Subramanian, Samantha Shannon, Samantha Weinberg, Sanjoy Roy, Sarah Churchwell, Sawai Singh Shekhawat, Shashi Tharoor, Shazia Ilmi, Shekhar Pathak, Shereen El Feki, Shobit Arya, Shovon Chowdhury, Shyam Saran, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, Simantini Rangey Raghav, Snehal Kukreja, Somnath Batabyal, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Sudhir Chaudhary, Suhel Seth, Suman Sahai, Sundeep Bhutoria, Sunil Khilnani, Supriya Nair, Taiye Selasi, 

Tanessa Puri, Tash Aw, 

Urvashi Butalia, 

Vaidehi, Vali Nasr, Vamsee Juluri, Vanita Kohli Khandekar, Vartika Nanda, Ved Mehta, Vidya Dehejia, Vikas Khanna, Vikram Chandra, Vikram Nair, Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Vivek Tejuja, 

William Dalrymple, William Sutcliffe, 

Xiaolu Guo, 

Yashwant Sinha, Yatindra Mishra, 

Zeruya Shalev and Zuni Chopra

By Manav Singhi

Glimpses of Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

I was thinking from where should I Start and What to say but cant able to decide anything. To say anything about the Grandness of "Jaipur Literature Festival" is kind of Impossible to me. There were Thousands of Literariens from all around the World. The Energy Level there was Mind Boggling.

The  5 day Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) – billed as the biggest literary event in Asia-Pacific – ended here on Monday. Festival director William Dalrymple said an estimated 2 lakh footfall was recorded this time, against 1.20 lakh last year.

Scholars from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Columbia were among the 260 authors from all across the world, who addressed the audience on a wide range of subjects. They educated, inspired and regaled them and unhesitatingly mingled with the crowds. The event, in its sixth year, encompassed debates, talks, performances, children’s workshops and interactive pursuits.

JLF 2014 will be held from January 16 to 20

If the list for 2014 turns out to be real, then the next edition should be the biggest for JLF. The speakers includeDavid Mitchell, Jonathan Franzen, Umberto Eco, Jonathan Safran Foer, Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood,Adonis, Colm Toibin, Hisham Matar, Jeanette Winterson, Marjane Satrapi and Peter Carey. Ian McEwan will also return.

All I will say is that You have to be here to Know it. If you are from out of Jaipur then yes you should plan a trip in such a way so that you can attend this Fest.

The Link of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Official Site.

“The Greatest Literary Show on Earth!”

-Tina Brown

Few Pictures of Sessions I had Attended. . .

'The Global Soul and the Search for Home' 

Pico Iyer, Abraham Verghese, Laleh Khadivi, Akash Kapur and Sadakat Kadri, moderated by Aminatta Forna

'Republic of Ideas'

Patrick French, Ashis Nandy, Ashutosh, Tarun Tejpal and Richard Sorabji in conversation with Urvashi Butalia
'Remembering Sunil Da'

Film, readings by Sharmila Tagore, tributes by Aruna Chakravarti, Arunava Sinha and Amit Chaudhuri, moderated by Malashri Lal
'Maps of Love and Hate: Nationalism and Arab Literature'

Ahdaf Soueif, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Selma Dabbagh in conversation with Jonathan Shainin, introduced by William Dalrymple
'Whose legacy is it anyway? Land, People and Development'

H.M. Nerurkar, Kota Neelima, Shoma Chaudhury and Tarun Das in conversation with John Elliot
'The Epic Imagination'

Devdutt Pattanaik, Madeline Miller and Sitanshu Yashaschandra in conversation with Vayu Naidu

Book Launch: The Ascent of Sita by Vayu Naidu
'Hindi-English Bhai Bhai'

Ashok Vajpeyi, Bhalchandra Nemade, Ashis Nandy, Udaya Narayana Singh and Ira Pande in conversation with Ravish Kumar

Ashok Chakradhar, Ikraam Rajasthani and Atul Kanakk in conversation with Sampat Saral
'Literature of Love and Longing'

Andrew Solomon, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Saleem Kidwai, Devdutt Pattanaik and Philip Hensher in conversation with Sandip Roy

Sitanshu Yashaschandra, Saraswati Mathur, Ambika Dutt, Devyani Bhardwaj, Om Nagar, Premchand Gandhi and Atul Kanakk, introduced by Smita Tewari Jassal
'Sex and Sensibility: Women in Cinema'

Shabana Azmi and Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Sanjoy Roy

Sunshine Lanes by Prasoon Joshi [Book Launch by Tarun Tejpal]

'An Evening With Sharmila Tagore'

Sharmila Tagore in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
'Seeking Chanakya'
Pavan Varma, Hindol Sengupta and Devdutt Pattanaik in conversation

By Manav Singhi

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