The Dalai Lama, left, listens to one of his biographers, Pico Iyer at one of the sessions on the opening day: AP
Amid controversies galore, this year’s edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off with Mahashweta Devi lighting the inaugural lamp and delivering the keynote address. The festival was held amid tight security after Right wing activists threatned to disrupt the festival to protest the participation of Pakistani authors in a session. Firstpost senior editors Sandip Roy and Lakshmi Chaudhry are at the event, and we are live blogging updates here.
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