One of the largest and greatest literature festivals of India will soon be back with a bang, for its 13th iteration and we couldn’t be more enthused about it. Jaipur Literature festival will be a four day fest, organised from 23rd to 27th January and we’re super psyched.
In an age when the charm of reading printed books is fading away, Jaipur Literature Festival gives a shot in the arm to the book reading habit and does much to revive a dying hobby.
This LitFest is going to be a great occasion, to not only get up to speed with the latest publications but also to catch up with the literati- the authors, publishers, thinkers and speakers.
What makes Jaipur Literature Festival special?
The festival packs a kaleidoscopic adventure complete with literary fantasies, gastronomical trips, some soothing music and a whole lot of culture.
The main attractions of the fest are the book reading sessions, discussions by the perceptive authors from India and abroad and of course, the panel meets too. These sessions are spear-headed by prominent journalists and thinkers, which also stimulates our intellectual growth.
Apart from the literary side, the festival is full of many colloquial, ethnic and international cuisines as well, paired with some great soft and calming music for livening up the spirit of the event. Workshops and interactive events such as blogging competitions and essay writing competitions are also organised, so if you’re a budding writer, it is time to fight away the writers’ block and put on your thinking caps.
Jaipur Literature Fest has been graced by renowned authors, journalists and cultural commentators in the past as well. Some of these include, poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur, investigative reporter Michael Rezendes, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, playwright Tom Stoppard, just to name a few.
Even the well-known and widely appreciated musician Zakir Hussain, has made an appearance at the event in the past. This year too, there will be over 60 speakers.
As is the case now, there have been cultural events highlighting the heritage of not only Jaipur but India as a whole. It serves a platter of India’s rich past and vibrant future.
Though the event is termed as Jaipur Literature Festival, it is also replicated in other cities across the globe such as Adelaide, New York and a few others under the same name- Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival is one event that transcends the boundaries of what a conventional literature festival is. It packs in a lot more in its spirit and showcases the culture, food, music and heritage of India as a whole.
Be sure to book your tickets soon because you're not going to want to miss this mega literature festival.
When: January 23, 2020 to January 27, 2020
Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur