jaipur literature festival – introduction

what is jaipur literature festival ?

The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. It was founded in 2006, and from 2008 has been produced by Teamwork Arts. 2016 is the ninth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

In words by director of jlf  i. e. william dalrymple
the ZEE jaipur festival is a unique celebration of writing that has grown into something far bigger and more wonderful than anything we could ever have hoped when first conceived of this festival exactly a decade ago.
jaipur remains the one of the world’s beautiful cities ,
with remarkable literacy and artistic traditions .

beauty and beast –

it is the perfect setting for what we pride ourselves is the most democratic and egalitarian book festival in the world. and when we ask an author to come to jaipur , they very rarely say no , and this year we are proud to present a galaxy of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers, including constellations of harvard , yale , oxbridge and st. stephens faculty as well as glittering cohorts of booker , pulitzer , sahitya akademy and samuel johnson winners. it’s like a super-university pitching its tents in jaipur for five days and opening its doors to all comers.


gathered talent from across the globe – from jamaica to north korea and tasmania to zimbabwe – to present writers of genius as diverse as the war correspondent dexter filkins , the economist ha-joon chang and the amazing european aesthete and polymaths , roberto calasso and neil macgregor .
jamaican rap and the art of film and screenwriting .
it’s going to be an incredible few days !!

guljar sehab

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan, on the essence and experience of at the Inauguration ceremony.

Amazon festival book store –

volunteers for the help – 

men behind the beauty –

DESI Chai ( tea )

cultural dance –

lights on end of the introduction – 

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