Now is the time, come to the Pink City –Jaipur and be charmed by not just its heritage but the luminous literati from across the globe. Jaipur is soon going to buzz with literary enthusiasts as the city is going to host literature festival for the seventh time in sequence.
The largest literary carnival in Asia, the Jaipur Literature Festival is described as the “Greatest Literary Show on Earth”.
The event will take place in the beautiful heritage hotel Diggi Palace located right in the heart of the city of Jaipur.
This year the festival will focus on a range of thought-provoking topics including Bhakti and Sufi traditions, the Arab world’s shift to democracy, Gandhi and Anna Hazare, vegetarianism, censorship and other issues. Over 200 speakers will address the gathering. If you’re there in time, you might catch a glimpse of renowned author Michael Ondaatje, as well as American TV host, Oprah Winfrey. Some of the authors and speakers present at the festival this year include; Ben Okri, Chetan Bhagat, Chiki Sarkar, Chandrahas Choudhary, David Davidhar, Oprah Winfrey, Prasoon Joshi, Javed Akhtar, Peter Popham and many more.
Here you get chance to participate in big book launches amongst the who’s who from the world of litterateurs and mingle with them. To add a dash of rhythm to this fest there are live performances by notable musicians and yes, there are so many books to flip through and buy. The festival includes various readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive sessions, on literary, social and political issues, including book signings by various authors.
The Jaipur Literature festival is free and open to all though registration is required, so bring along your Photo ID.
A beautiful city that stands out for its stunning palaces, forts, rich culture, tradition and heritage, the Jaipur Literature Festival is another great reason to visit the beautiful Pink City!