Jaipur Literature Festival

View of "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival" from Press terrace.
View of "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival" from Press terrace.
This year 2016 it was my 5th year to "Jaipur Literature Festival" and it was JLF's 9th edition. In these years I had seen it grow from a beautiful flower to a beautiful cauliflower now. When I started coming here the public was limited and genuine, you had a place to breath and there used to be lot of positive energy in the environment. It was more about interaction with all the writers, authors, poets and literates rather than just listening to them. In my initial 3years I felt that all the speakers were more interested in sharing their Idea's, their views and their vision about their subject rather than promoting themselves or their books. From last year I started to have this feeling that now most of the speakers are trying to promote themselves and their work rather than sharing their vision, this year was also the same.

The fault is not of the speakers but the problem is that now JLF is turned into a place where most of the visitors don't know a thing about literature, they just come here to take pictures of celebrities and selfie with them if get chance. For this audience JLF has became a in-thing or can say fashion thing where they come and brag about it on social media to show their friends how much literate they are or how much inn they are. This year I had interaction with many of these so called "literates" and found that most of them don't even know what exactly is happening here. These so called "literates" grab the seats at session without even knowing what is happening and after few minutes start getting bored and start doing their chit chat. Some "literates" grab a seat in prior session of any celebrity’s session cause they know in the celebrity’s session they will not be able to get a seat. These kind of "literates" are the real reason why this place got over crowded and why in these years it is turning into more of a commercial festival rather than a literature festival. After seeing all these kind of things any speaker will feel hurt and they lose interest in interaction, So all they are left with is self promotion.

I don’t know the way of stopping these kind of "literates" to enter “Jaipur Literature Festival” but I seriously hope that Sanjoy K. Roy will find a way to save this festival from further turning into pumpkin.

Last year also I had done a post on so called "literates" here is the link. . . 


Photos of Zee Jaipur Literature Festival or you can say Glimpses of Jaipur Literature Festival - 2016.
Margaret Atwood at "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016".
Margaret Atwood at "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016".
Girish Karnad at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016
The Incredible thing about “Zee Jaipur Literature Festival” is that you can easily spot celebrities like Girish Karnad, sitting at the back rows with general public and enjoying the sessions.
Molly Crabapple signing book at “Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016”
Molly Crabapple signing book at “Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016”
Gaayatri Kaundinya at "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016".
Gaayatri Kaundinya is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Baba Allauddin Maihar Senia Gharana. I took this shot after her performance at “Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016”.
Kajol at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 ZeeJlf
Kajol at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
Guru Tshering Ladakhi at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 ZeeJlf
Guru Tshering Ladakhi at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
Ajay Chopra at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 ZeeJlf
Ajay Chopra at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
Henry Finder at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 ZeeJlf
Henry Finder at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
Raju Gujjar (Chai Wala) one of the most photographed person at JLF.
Raju Gujjar (Chai Wala) one of the most photographed person at JLF.
"Framing The Framer" Steve McCurry at "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016".
"Framing The Framer" Steve McCurry at "Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016".
"Nature and Our deeds"
"Nature and Our deeds" took this shot while I was covering “Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2016” at Diggi Palace, jaipur.
Capturing Morning Music performance by Suman Yadav
Capturing Morning Music performance by Suman Yadav
Christina Lamb
Christina Lamb 
Irving Finkel
Irving Finkel
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Abeer Y Hoque
Abeer Y Hoque
Selfie while the Meera Bai session was going on at Front Lawn.
Selfie while the Meera Bai session was going on at Front Lawn.
Ila Arun
Ila Arun
Esther Freud
Esther Freud
Samira Kirollos
Samira Kirollos 
Hannah Rothschild
Hannah Rothschild
Sulaiman Addonia
Sulaiman Addonia
Sanjoy k Roy
Sanjoy k Roy 
Catriona Mitchell
Catriona Mitchell 
Salman Khurshid
Salman Khurshid
Colin Thubron
Colin Thubron
Velibor Božović
Velibor Božović 
Rauf Ahmed
Rauf Ahmed 
Ben Macintyre
Ben Macintyre 
Andy Conner
Andy Conner 
Amish Tripathi
Amish Tripathi 
Andrés Barba
Andrés Barba 
Anuradha Roy
Anuradha Roy 
A flight at Front Lawn during the morning Music.
A flight at Front Lawn during the morning Music.
Himanshu Vyas
Himanshu Vyas
View from jali on the way to press terrace.
View from jali on the way to press terrace.
Peter Frankopan
Peter Frankopan
Vali Nasr
Vali Nasr 
Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
Ronald Grigor Suny
Ronald Grigor Suny 
Andrew Duff
Andrew Duff 
Nisid Hajari
Nisid Hajari
Casey Schwartz
Casey Schwartz
James Shapiro
James Shapiro
Margaret MacMillan
Margaret MacMillan
Nand Bhardwaj
Nand Bhardwaj 
Yasmin Khan
Yasmin Khan 
Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby

Dates for Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 are 21st to 25th January 2016. For Free Registrations at JLF 2016 Check this link https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/jlf-2016/register/


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/


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


Boots of Princess Catriona Mitchell at Jaipur Litreature Festival

Golden Words. . .

Workers.


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  



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
'Navras'

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
'Kavitanama'

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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