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.
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.
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.
|21 JAN WEDNESDAY||CHARBAGH||RAJNIGANDHA FRONT LAWNS||GOOGLE MUGHAL TENT||BRITISH AIRWAYS BAITHAK||MAHINDRA HUMANITIES DURBAR HALL||FORD SAMVAD|
|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)|
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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.
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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.
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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!
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