The Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest FREE literary festival. From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of authors from South Asia and across the world come together for five days of readings, debates and discussions at the beautiful Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital.
Jaipur Literature Festival is one of the most celebrated literary festivals in India. In 2012, more than 100,000 people attended hundreds of sessions over the Festival’s five day duration. Next time, yet again, the fever of Gyaan is going to be back in the Pink City. Even if you are not culturally or intellectually inclined, there is still a lot that the fest has to offer.
Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins, providing access for all to some of our greatest writers and thinkers along with a space to dare, dream and imagine; a powerful statement in a country where such opportunities remain the privilege of a few.
Previous year, for the music buffs, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band and Rajasthani folk expression The Kutle Khan Project had performed on the opening day. For the paparazzi, English actor Rupert Everett, dancer Astad Deboo, sarpanch Chhavi Rajawat, actor Irrfan Khan, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, politician Manavendra Singh, sportsperson Mary Kom and lyricist Prasoon Joshi had also been a part of this festival.