It happens to be the world’s largest free literary event …
It ensures a congregation of some of the world’s greatest minds…
It is the greatest cultural bonanza which showcases literary works in global and Indian languages…
As Jaipur remains wrapped in winter mists in January, the heart-warming Jaipur Literature Festival pierces the bitter cold with its simmering cauldron of literary works. First started in 2006, this literary festival has today carved a niche for itself. It has become a melting pot and a much awaited meeting ground for acclaimed novelists, prize-winning authors and debut writers every January. The festival is not only about words, it also includes live music performances and art.
“Once again JLF will bring the best minds from across the globe to Jaipur for one of the greatest literary gatherings! The Festival has grown year on year and last year welcomed over 2.5 lakh booklovers to the Pink City.” – Sanjoy K. Roy, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Recently the eighth edition of world’s largest free literary festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, concluded at Diggi Palace! The Jaipur Literature Festival was held from 21-25 January 2015 at the historic Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani, Marathi, Manipuri, Kannadiga, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Pali and many other renowened writers participated in it.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra at the inauguration of Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace.
Actress Shabana Azmi with acclaimed Pakistani artist, cultural writer, painter Salima Hashmi – the daughter of revolutionary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz – at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015.
Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul arrives to attend the 8th Jaipur Literature Festival.
Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul arrives to at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.
Spotted Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor and author Suhel Seth.
From Left to Right: Noted writer Dr. C.S Lakshmi, Editor of Limca Book of Records Vijaya Ghose, Senior British broadcaster and writer Mark Tully, author Nayantara Sahgal, actor-playwright Girish Karnad, publisher Karthika V.K, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, President of Coca-Cola India and South West Asia Venkatesh Kini, MD Teamwork Films Sanjoy Roy at the launch of the 26th edition of Limca Book of Records at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015.
Actress Shabana Azmi with actor-playwright Girish Karnad and Jaipur Literature Festival Producer Sanjoy Roy.
Lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra during the Literature Festival event at Diggi Palace.
Actress Sonam Kapoor with author Anupama Chopra at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2015.
Actress Shabana Azmi with acclaimed Pakistani artist, cultural writer, painter Salima Hashmi – the daughter of revolutionary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz – at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Jaipur Literature Festival as on Jan. 24, 2015.
In the words of William Dalrymple, writer and co-Director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, “This may well be one of the strongest international lists we’ve ever fielded at Jaipur with several writers I have been chasing for almost a decade- for example Nicholson Baker, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Elizabeth Gilbert, Paul Theroux, Eleanor Catton, Kate Summerscale and Alberto Manguel- finally agreeing to come and star at Diggi.
Major themes include the meltdown in the Middle East and Afpak, spies, historical fiction, alternative sexualities, memoir writing, cricket writing, as well as writing about politics, pirates, natural history and the life cycle of the humble honey bee! I can’t wait- it’s going to be our best year yet.”
“The grandest literary festival of them all”- Miranda Seymour