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5 Not-To-Be Missed Writers At ZEE JLF 2018

Tis’ the season of the year when the greatest literary show on earth will step once again in the city of Jaipur and bring the best of the literature laureate under one roof. Jaipur Literature Festival also known as the “kumbh of literature” showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. A wide mélange of about 250 speakers from 35 different countries will talk and it will be difficult to choose which session you would like to attend. No worries, we, Jaipur Beat have compiled a list of speakers who will make it worth your while.

  1. Rupi Kaur

She is a poet, she is an artist and yes she is a performer. You must be wondering how one can be jack of all trades and yet manage to be the king rather queen of all. Gaining fame in such a short span of time Rupi Kaur the poet of the verses in “Milk and Honey” which by the way she self-published while studying at the University of Waterloo and she has become an international phenomenon since. A strong advocate of feminism, domestic violence, loss and healing, her talk will revolve around these topics and it will surely be an eye-opener for many.

When: 25th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 5:15p.m.-6:15p.m.

  1. Anuja Chauhan

With over seventeen years of experience in the field of advertising, Anuja Chauhan an advertiser turned author has mesmerized the world with her five best selling rom-com novels. Writing beautiful campaigns for colas, chocolates, and chips, three out of her five novels have been procured by Bollywood Studios and one was adopted into a daily soap on the ZEE Network. She will talk about her most recent piece of work “Baaz: India’s most fearless”, gear up for the most riveting session.

When: 29th January

Where: Baithak

What time: 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

  1. Era Tak

A prominent artist having her roots from the city of Jaipur, Era Tak has now taken a step forward in the field of literature. Already taken part in about 8 art exhibitions individually and in groups, this will be her first time in JLF. Short story collection Raat Paheli, novel Risk@Ishq and book of poetry titled Mere Priye, Anchua Khwaab are some of her prominent writings and she will be seen sharing her thoughts on poetry. You will surely love it.

When: 29th January

Where: Durbar Hall

What time: 4:15p.m.-5:15p.m.

  1. Sujatha Gidla

Born and dealt with untouchability throughout her life, Sujatha Gidla has tremendously grown and moved on from that phase of life. In her first book, Ants Among Elephants, she talks about her family and her life entangled between her caste and identity and won many hearts all over the world. She might as well win more hearts over and create a ripple effect with her thoughts at JLF.

When: 29th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 10a.m-11p.m.

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  1. Gurmehar Kaur

Gurmehar Kaur is that rare creature who cannot just be claimed to be a writer and an activist. She is brave and kind and curious about the nation’s happening, ready to stand by her thoughts, you name it she has it. She is a student activist, martyr’s daughter, online campaigner, peace protester and yet so much more. The author of Small Acts of Freedom, she narrates the story of three strong single women of her own family. Attend her session as she shares her experiences of life and beyond.

When: 26th January

Where: Front Lawn

What time: 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.

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8 Tips and Tricks for attending the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

We all have been waiting for the Zee Jaipur literature Festival 2015 eagerly as the festival promises to be extravagant and much bigger than ever this time, with the famous literary geniuses like A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Naseeruddin Shah, Shashi Tharoor and Vishal Bhardwaj attending the event. Moreover, around 2 lakh foot falls are anticipated this time during the festival which can surely make it overcrowded and confusing for those who are attending it for the very first time or those who don’t know the tips and tricks for attending the festival.

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1. Registration is the magical word-

Although the entry to the festival is free but the registration is required to be done beforehand as the festival remains crowded throughout the five days.

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  1. Map and program schedule is the lifeline-

It is very important that you carry a map or program schedule with yourself as the there are six different venues for the festival namely- BaithakChar BaghSamvaad, Front Lawns, Mughal Tent and the Durbar Hall. So don’t forget to grab a map and schedule of the festival as soon as you reach the information desk.

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  1. Stick by your watch-

The sessions at the different venues go on simultaneously with only 10 to 15 minutes gap between each session. The switching between the venues is not an easy task and seats at the sessions fill so quickly that it is hard to imagine. So we would recommend that leave for the next session 10 to 15 minute before the previous ends.

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  1. The festival is beyond literature-

A very important tip, the festival is not just about literature it has something to do with fashion too. 😉  So just make sure you layer yourself with the best over coat, boots, scarves and accessories for the much need fashionable update for the event.

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5. The Musical sessions-

This time the festival will be having two musical sessions, the morning one will take place at Diggi Palace and will be free of cost. The evening music sessions will be held at Clarks Amer and has a quite good line-up. The passes for each music session will cost INR 400 and do make sure that buy the tickets beforehand as they are sold out quite fast.

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6.Book-shopping –

The Full Circle is the official bookstore partner of the Jaipur literature festival and they retail at the Diggi Palace. So if you want to get your book personally signed by the authors, you need to buy book first and then get signed by the authors.

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7. Be at pleasure as a delegate- 

Although the festival is free but you have the option of registering as a delegate too. One can register as a delegate either for a day or for the entire festival. The delegate badge entitles you to lunch and dinner with featured speakers, sponsors, publishers, festival directors and access to the music stage.

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8. Walking down is the Mantra-

It is better to use the public transport or chauffeur driven cars to reach the venue, as the parking lot gets filled very quickly and the roads are even temporarily closed by the traffic department during the festival.So always be prepared to walk down to the venue.

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We really hope that these tips and tricks would help you to enjoy the festival and make the most of it. 🙂

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DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 announced


–   The annual festival scheduled for 24th – 28th January, 2013, at Diggi Palace, Jaipur

–   Music stage to shift to a new venue at The Clarks (Amer) Lawns

–   Online registration and press accreditation has begun

The much-awaited sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, where literary talents flaunt from across the globe, has been scheduled from 24th to 28th January, 2013, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The five-day festival will encompass a wide range of activities including debates, discussions, readings, music, and workshops for the audiences.

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is considered to be Asia’s leading literature event, celebrating national and international writers, and encompassing a range of activities including film, music and theater.  The festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk,Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, among many others.

This year, too, the Festival will showcase the diversity of writing in Indian languages with over 16 languages represented, including Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Punjabi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gujarati, Sindhi, Kannada, and Kashmiri. A special emphasis will be on the transition of Maithili and Bhojpuri literature from the traditional to the contemporary.

The themes and session strands at the Festival will focus on a wide range of topics, some of which are: The Buddha in Literature, The Republic of Ideas (a Republic Day focus on ideas of India), Re-imagining the Kama SutraHindi-English Bhai Bhai, Alternative Sexualities, Lok Geet Folk Geet, Bollywood ki Nayi Sanskriti,and Bibliodiversity Dialogues. The session, Remembering Sunil Da, will pay tribute to the late Sunil Gangopadhyay, who had once again accepted our invitation to attend the Festival in 2013 before his tragic demise. International sessions at the Festival will explore Russian literature, the Jewish novel, Shakespeare, Kipling, cricket writing, the New Africa, Iran, and writing on the contemporary art scene.

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Like all its previous editions, this year’s Festival is open to all. A new venue, the Char Bagh, has been added to the existing venues at Diggi Palace to expand its capacity by another 5,000 people per hour. The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival continues to be the largest free literature festival and among the five largest such festivals in the world, with a unique visitor registration of 57,000, and a footfall of more than 122,000 in 2012.

Registrations for the Festival’s 2013 edition have begun for delegates, members of the media, and the general public. Details on registration and accreditation are available at the following link on the Festival’s website, jaipurliteraturefestival.org/registration/. While on-the-spot registration will be available at the venue, guests are encouraged to register online in advance to avoid long queues. Special rates at hotels associated with the Festival are available for those seeking accommodation. Online booking closes on 21st January, 2013.

Some of the authors who have confirmed their presence at the Festival in 2013 are: Ambai, Benyamin, Bhalchandra Nemade, Diana Eck, Elizabeth Gilbert, Erica Jong, Frank Dikkoter, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gulzar, Hisham Matar, Homi Bhabha, Howard Jacobson, Javed Akhtar, Kancha Ilaiah, Kunwar Narain, Linda Grant, Madeline Miller, Michael Sandel, Michel Houellebecq, Nadeem Aslam, Neelesh Mishra, Orlando Figes, Pico Iyer, Reza Aslan, Simon Armitage, and Zoe Heller.

In 2012, the Festival hosted around 258 speakers, including 250 international and Indian authors, and over 100 performing artists from across the world.

For further details contact:

Imtiaz Alam

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E-Mailimtiaalam@gmail.comimtiaz.alam@ketchumsampark.com

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