Jaipur Literature Festival
A week of great writers and books is not to be missed at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, considered the biggest event in the world related to literature, where you can discover the best of Indian writers. It has completed ten years and is one of the most beloved events of literary enthusiasts.
The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is held during January. The appointment, with a crescendo of events, conferences and meetings now boasts the title of the festival of wider authors in the world that is held at the famous Diggi Palace, a historic building in the Indian capital of gemstones.
It is an event that marks a full year in which it does not to lose sight of the world under many points of view whether it be the recent slump value of the pound due to Brexit, the world's concerns about the new US and braking undertaken by the giant neighbor China and India that gain worldwide exposure to the detriment of the other two (former) superpowers.
It may, in its own right, present itself as a new center of world culture. The Jaipur festival shows a selection of pioneering and excellence in the themes and in the choice of guests. This is referred to displacement of marginalized women, sanskrit literature and colonialism. The co-directors of the giant event, the writer Namita Gokhale and historian William Dalrymple, aims to make the five days a real concentrate enthusiasm and writings.
Leafing through the program, the 30 languages represented include international writers that transform Jaipur into a veritable Babel of art and culture. In the program, leading players participate from the winners of the Man Booker Prize as Paul Beatty, Alan Hollinghurst and Richard Flanagan, the celebrated author of Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the former director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor, the music critic Alex Ross, the writer and economist Ha-Joon Chang. And again, singers, artists, translators, editors are also there.
JLF is a journey through one of the most impressive cities of India, nestled deep in the cultural richness of the state of Rajasthan, with the discovery of new trends in world literature. What more can you want in the beginning of the year?