Rajasthan Travel Guide

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

21 Jan - 25 Jan

All Day

Diggi Palace, Jaipur
Registration/ Free


ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 will be starting from 21-25 Jan 2015 which will bring together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world.From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker prize winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of authors come together for five days of readings, debates and discussions at the beautiful Diggi Palace in Jaipur.

About Jaipur Literature Festival

The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival was originally an initiative of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation, an NGO that works with Rajasthan’s musicians and craftspeople to preserve skills and promote economic livelihoods while protecting heritage.Teamwork a highly versatile entertainment company produces Asia’s biggest literary gathering the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 Registration / Entry Fees

General Registration is open for everyone to enjoy the festival, and is free. The festival is free, and open to all. It encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities, which require a wide range of supervision and organization. Registration is mandatory and non-transferable, and all patrons are requested to carry photo identification along with proof of registration while partaking in the exciting festivities.


  1. Registration is required for all attendees, under the category of General (free), Delegate (paid) or Press (accredited).
  2. Each registration is valid for one person only and is non-transferable.


  1. Everyone is required to carry a photo identification of themselves (photocopies will be accepted) and a printed copy of their online registration / the registration code from their online form.
  2. Absence of any required documents can result in registration being refused at the registration desk.


  1. The Festival reserves the right to prohibit entry of any person to an event/the venue, or eject any person from an event/the venue based on behaviour deemed inappropriate by the festival staff and/or its agents and others working under its authority.
  2. No person shall have unrestricted access to all areas of the venue.
  3. Depending on the number of people at the venue and its capacity, the festival will at its discretion without prior intimation open or close all registrations for on the spot registrants.
  4. Entry to sessions is on a first come basis. There are no reservations

JLF 2015 Schedule and Contest

Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 Schedule

10am – 11am 1. Key Note- “The Poetic Imagination”: Vijay Seshadri, Kedarnath Singh, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
11:15am – 12:15pm 2.“Gaate Jaye Banjara: Film Songs- Urdu, Hindi, Hindustani”: Javed Akhtar introduced by Priyanka ChaturvediPresented by ZEE Entertainment 3. “Lawrence of Arabia”: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East”: Scott Anderson chaired by Jonathan Shainin
Presented By Rajasthan Patrika
4. “Seven Deadly Sins in Our Time”: Homi K Bhabha, Ashok Vajpeyi, Esther David, Eimear McBride introduced by Namita Gokhale
“The Indian Quarterly presents the 7 Deadly Sins”
5. “The Quantity Theory of Insanity”: Will Self in conversation with Jeet Thayil 6. “Binodini: Forgotten Kingdoms, Remembered Histories”: Pradyot Deb Burman and L. Somi Roy in conversation with Janice PariatPresented by Rajasthan Patrika 7. “Wild Magic”: Cat Weatherill
12:30pm – 1:30pm 8.“First Triumphs”: Eleanor Catton and Eimear McBride moderated by Razia Iqbal 9. “The Power of Myth”: Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Malashri LalPresented by Radio Mirchi 10.“The First Crusade”: Peter Frankopan introduced by William DalrymplePresented by DNA 11. “Deewar, Khidki, Aasman: A Wall, a Window and the Sky”: Vinod Kumar Shukla and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra in conversation with Satti Khanna
Bhaskar Bhasha Series
12. “The Intelligence of Tradition”: Molly Emma Aitken introduced by BN Goswamy 13. “Is the commerce of Literature today killing ‘good’writing”? C S Lakshmi (Ambai), Mark Tully, Nayantara Sahgal and V Karthika
Presented by Limca Book of Records
1.30pm – 2.15pm Lunch LUNCH Book Launch “In Other Words”: Javed Akhtar, Ali Mir Husain and Florence Noiville (for French translation) Book Launch “Masterchef India CookBook”: Vikas Khanna LUNCH LUNCH Book Launch- “Limca Book of Records”
2:15pm – 3:15pm 14.“Taare Zameen Par”: Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Yatindra Mishra. Introduced by CP Surendran
Presented by ZEE Entertainment
15. “A House for Mr. Biswas”: VS Naipaul, Hanif Kureishi, Amit Chaudhuri, Paul Theroux. Chaired by Farrukh Dhondy 16. “Nordic Noir: The Mind’s Eye”: Nils Nordberg and Hakan Nesser, introduced by Indrajit Hazra “The Indian Quarterly presents the 7 Deadly Sins” 17. “Anupgiri- The Warrior Yogi”: William Pinch in conversation with William Dalrymple 18.Readings: “The Incredible Strangeness of Being”: Amrita Tripathi and Maria Chaudhuri, introduced by Anindita GhoseWomen Uninterrupted 19.“From Born Confused to Bombay Blues: New York to a new Mumbai”: Tanuja Desai Hidier in conversation with Monisha Rajesh
3:30pm – 4:30pm 20. “The Last Word”: Hanif Kureishi in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury 21. “And Then One Day”: Naseeruddin Shah and Girish Karnad in conversation. Introduced by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Presented By Dainik Bhaskar
22.“The Empress Dowager Cixi- The Concubine who launched Modern China”: Jung Chang chaired by Naresh FernandesPresented by Hindustan Times 23. “Take Power”: Ali Cobby Eckerman, Caryl Ferey and Lionel Fogarty in conversation with Florence Noiville 24.“Homo Sapiens versus the Neanderthals”: Cyprian Broodbank introduced by Tom Holland 25.”Be a Crime Buster”: Ketaki Karnik
4.30pm – 5pm Tea TEA TIME Book Launch –“The Seduction of Delhi”: Abhay K TEA TIME TEA TIME TEA TIME : Pushkin Prize
5pm – 6pm 26. “They Sing the Wedding of God”: John Napier, Shanti Raman with Kishori Nath, introduced by Malashri Lal
Bhaskar Bhasha Series
27. “My Other Life: A Novelist’s Affair with Nonfiction”: Paul Theroux in conversation with Monisha Rajesh 28. “No Country: The Maps of Memory”: Kalyan Ray with Zia Haider Rahman in conversation with Vedica KantPresented by Rajasthan Patrika 29. “God’s Traitors: Religious Terrorism in Elizabethan England”: Jessie Childs introduced by William Dalrymple 30. “Parsiana”: Farrukh Dhondy, Keki Daruwalla in conversation with Homi K BhabhaPresented by Hindustan Times 31: “Poetry Hour 7X7: Kavita Nirantar”: Neil Rennie, Alexander Kozlov, Oleg Borushko, Vinod Kumar Shukla, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Ambika Dutt, CP Deval
6pm – 7 pm 31. “Faiz and Kaifi- A Poetic Legacy”: Salima Hashmi and Shabana Azmi in conversation (Special Session only for Delegates)

For Complete Information About Program Schedule of 2015Click Here

Jaipur Literature Music Program 2015

Rajasthani Musicians including Jaisalmer Boys, Queen Harish, Dancers & Fire-Eaters will be performing with their mesmerizing performance combining the folk traditions of north western region of India.
For More Details About complete schedule of Music Program 2015 – Click Here

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Annual Writing Competition

The 2015 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Annual Writing Competition presents the opportunity every month to writers to submit creative pieces, and reviews or reports on the Festival authors and their works. The best 5 will be published on the festival website and its related magazines and partners each fortnight leading up to the event.Writing can be in any format (poetry, story, book review, author analysis etc) as long as it relates to JLF authors/ books.
For More Details Regarding Writing CompetitionClick Here

Photo Blogger Competition

Send in your best work and the most stunning entries will be featured on our Facebook page and website. And here’s the cracker – 2 lucky winners will attend and cover the festival as bursaries in Jaipur this coming January!
For More Details about Photo CompetitionClick Here

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