bahubali – The Rise Of Sivagami and others – front lawn day – 2

              JAIPUR  LITERATURE FESTIVAL

                                  FRONT LAWN  DAY – 2

 

(a) Morning Music
Swanand Kirkire and Ankur Tewari

Swanand Kirkire is a lyricist, actor playback singer, scriptwriter and assistant director for Hindi Television, films and theatre. He has written songs for more than 50 films and is a two-time winner of the national film award for best Lyrics.
Ankur Tewari- is a storyteller.  spent the better part of his life discovering different mediums to share his talents.  plays with his band The Ghalat Family and is also a well known Bollywood lyricist and composer.

(b) Ginsberg and the best Generation
Anne Waldman and kunga Tenzin Dorji in conversation with Pragya Tiwari

Allen Ginsberg was the essential radical poet, embodying personal freedom and nonconformity. His friend and fellow poet Ane Waldman, in conversation with kunga Tenzin Dorji and Pragya Tiwari , reads resurrects, deconstructs and declaims poetry and inspirations from the Beat Generation and their Banaras sojourns.

(c) Before We Visit the Goddess
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in conversation with Shrabani Basu

Indian-American novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s recent novel Before We Visit the Goddess examines the complexities of human bonds, from the countryside of Bengal to the streets of Houston. In conversation with Shrabani Basu, she talks of her new book in the context of her considerable body of work, which spans generations, cultures and continents.

(d) Main Shayar Toh Nahin
Rishi Kapoor in conversation with Rachel Dwyer

The inimitable Rishi Kapoor is one of the most beloved figures of the Bollywood galaxy. Born into the first Family of indian film world, he has watched the evolution and growth of the industry from up close. In a session replete with humour and his own unique wisdom. ‘Chintu’ a.k.a Rishi Kapoor in a no holds barred conversation with Rachel Dwyer.

(e) Bahubali
Anand Neelakantan, Prasad Devineni ad S.S Rajamouli and in conversation with Sudha Sadhanand

Bahubali – The Rise Of Sivagami'
Bahubali – The Rise Of Sivagami’

The new wonderful prequel to the blockbuster movie, bahubali reveals more than what one saw on the big screen.

Bahubali – The Rise Of Sivagami
Bahubali – The Rise Of Sivagami

(f) The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

Alan Hollinghurst is a highly celebrated, and best selling and Booker-winning English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator. He is perhaps best known for The Line of Beauty, which was a huge critical success on first publication in 2004, and went on to win that year’s Man Booker Prize. Here he discusses his life and work with Chandrahas Choudhury.

(g) Narasimha Nomics and the Legacy of Reforms
Sanjay Baru and Vinay Sitapati in conversation with Surjit Bhalla

Two recent political biographies resurrect the enigmatic figures of P.V. Narasimha Rao, the ninth Prime Minister of india, Sanjay Baru has recently written 1991 : How P.V. Narasimha Rao Made History and Vinay Sitapati is the author of Half-Lion : How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India, Rao’s legacy as the principal architect of economic reforms, his legendary political shrewdness, his reputation as a scholar and polyglot as well as his human frailties are the subject of his riveting session.

(h) Book Launch
Sahitya-Alochana ri Adharbhom by Nand Bhardwaj
Released by Justice Shivkumar Sharma

Sahitya-Alochana ri Adharbhom is a rare collection of articles on classic creative criticism of modern literary concepts and parameters translated into Rajasthani. Well known Rajasthani and Hindi writer Nand Bhardwaj has translated these critical articles from English, Hindi and Indian languages to invent and develop a new diction and vocabulary for literary criticism in Rajasthani. This collection includes the rare articles of Karl Marx and Engels, Christopher Caudwell, Rolf Fox, T.S. Eliot, Maxim Gorki, Rabindranath Thakur, Prem Chand, Acharya Ramchandra Shukla, Devi shankar Awasthi, Mahadevi Varma, Agyey, Muktibodh, Shyamacharan Dubey, Ramvilas Sharma, Namvar Singh, Nirmal Varma, Malyaj, Ramesh Upadhyay, Manager Pandey, Kanwal Bharti and Nand kishor Acharya, amongst others.

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