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Jaipur Literature Festival to mark its debut in the Maldives with the JLF Soneva Fushi!

This program will take place in May 2022, at a luxury resort situated within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Taking a massive leap to a global platform, JLF Soneva Fushi, the newest international venture of the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will mark its maiden presence in the Maldives. All set for a remarkable debut, it will be a 10-day event, stretched over two weekends from May 13 to 22, 2022. This program will take place at a luxury resort situated within the campus of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Upcoming festival to resonate with the theme of a slow life

Dealing with a variety of themes like travel, fiction, food, art, wellness, climate change and environment, the upcoming event will aggregate a list of interesting things. This festival will be aligned with the JLF's international programming vision, making a stirring presentation of South Asia's special literary heritage. It will be marked with the presence of internationally famed authors and thinkers, who will participate in vitalizing panels, workshops, music, poetry readings and film screenings.

"The JLF Soneva Fushi will be an inspirational journey where we will explore new horizons, celebrating the elements and sharing the power of words and ideas, of poetry and music," Namita Gokhale, author and Festival Co-director, said. It will resonate with the themes of slow life, accumulating an array of morning yoga sessions, exciting workshops, sumptuous cuisines from across the world, soulful sunsets amongst other things.

"JLF's most exotic and pleasurable adventure yet"

Writer, historian and Festival Co-director referred to this event as JLF's most exotic and pleasurable adventure yet. Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival said, "We are delighted to partner with Soneva Fushi, which represents excellence in the world of experiential hospitality, in bringing JLF to the Maldives with the best writers, thinkers, filmmakers and thought leaders from across the world and India."

Besides the annual event in Jaipur every year, Jaipur Literature Festival has also toured across the globe with yearly programs in London, Belfast, New York, Colorado, Houston, Adelaide, Toronto and Doha. Notably, Teamwork Arts count on the values of hope, strength and vitality that are radiated by literature and knowledge. Besides, it also envisions to boost the spirit of the community.

Taking South Asia's diversified literary heritage to global levels

Through its international programs, the festival attempts to take the South Asian multilingual literary heritage across the world. It combines the shades of the host nation with the diversity of the South Asian schemes and collects together a vibrant group of book lovers, thought leaders and influencers.

"We believe JLF will provide an exceptional platform for a global audience to engage with India, its cultural and literary heritage as well as strengthen cultural and bilateral ties between India and the Maldives. Maldives will be the first country in India's neighbourhood to find a place in JLF's global footprint," said Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir.

- With inputs from IANS

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