JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL
MUGHAL TENT DAY – 1
1. JAWAI: LAND OF THE LEOPARD
Jaisal singh and ruth padel in conversation with meru gokhale
An experiential journey through the gowar region in south rajasthan, a haven for biodiversity where humans and other species continue to co-exist. Writer jaisal singh and poet and writer ruth padel, in conversation with meru gokhale, discuss the delicate equilibrium between forests, pastoral and agricultural life and the harsh compulsions of development as well as the need for conservation based tourism practices.
2 .SAAKSHI: THE WITNESS
S.L. bhyrappa in conversation with vivek shanbhag
S.L. bhyrappa is the prolific and popular writer of 24 novels in career that spans five decades. In conversation with writer and translator vivek shanbhag, he speaks of his professor of literature, and the acclaim and controversies that have followed his literary career
3. BOOK LAUNCH
State of india’s environment 2017, sunita narain
The state of india’s environment 2017 is the country’s most credible annual report on environment and development issues. It not only dissects contemporary issues but also flags up issues of concerns for future. India’s top experts and environmentalists converge in this annual report to debate and discuss india’s progress on sustainable development.
4. CULTURAL ENCOUNTER: SANSKRIT AT THE MUGHAL COURT
Audery truschke introduced by kavita singh
In culture of encounters, Audrey Truschke gives us insights into how and why the mughals- one of the most powerful imperial powers- poured immense energy into drawing Sanskrit thinkers to their courts, adopted and adapted Sanskrit- based practices, translated dozens of Sanskrit texts into Persian and composed Persian accounts of Indian philosophy. Beginning with the invitation of Brahmin and jain intellectuals to king akbars’s court, this incisive work details the numerous, mughal- backed texts they produced under emperors akbar, Jahangir and shah jahan.
5 .THE ROOTS OF YOGA
Jim Mallinson and mark singleton in conversation with sudha gopalakrishan
Yoga has taken the world by storm and is one of india’s most unlikely yet most universal exports. But how ancient, and how authentic, is its modern form as practiced in gyms around the globe? Sanskritists and historians of yoga: jim mallinson and mark singleton discuss authenticity and innovation in conversation sudha gopalakrishna.
6.IN SEARCH OF A MUSE: ON WRITING POETRY
Anne Waldman ,Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Ishion Hutchinson, kate tempest, Tishani Doshi and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Ruth padel
Where does poetry come from? How do poets come up with their words? What is the actual process of producing a great and memorable poem? Seven poets from around the world talk about their search for inspiration.