Life changed completely when, as a child of seven years, Dhanvantri was spotted by Tripti Pandey and Himmat Singh of the Rajasthan Tourism Department while dancing at the Pushkar Mela.
In her book Turmeric Nation, Shylashri Shankar investigates how food in India interlaces with identities
The book explores food through popularly known metrics of history, religion, tradition, pop culture and habits.
Mark Haddon tells it like it is | Highlights from Curious Incident author's session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2021
“The novel is a vehicle which can go so many places…so why not stretch it, why not take it to those places?” Haddon notes.
Jonathan Safran Foer at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: A (near) faithful transcription, and some (scattered) notes
The author on his quest for the worthwhile in a finite life.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Alex Ross on his new book, and the chequered life and legacy of Richard Wagner
Wagner still remains a figure of substantial influence in films, literature, painting and music.
Beyond Crazy Rich Asians: Kevin Kwan on writing, remembering and being an observer, at Jaipur Literature Festival 2021
Kevin Kwan seems like the kind of writer you’d want to call on the phone; he’s a good conversationalist, talking about his work and life experiences and family and current events and themes like diversity and representation with great ease and charm.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From Avni Doshi to Philip Pullman, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 6-10
Here is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Douglas Stuart on how he shaped the world of his Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain
Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart's conversation with writer Paul McVeigh on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival, encapsulated what this virtual edition gets right.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: On Day 3, Adam Gopnik and John Micklethwait analyse the 'death' of Liberalism
In a well-articulated and quick paced exchange of ideas, Gopnik and Micklethwait assessed Liberalism's many challenges in the present, and how it had dealt with them in the past.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Mehr Farooqi discusses her new biography of Ghalib, and the challenges of translation
The author, among other things, talked about the important journey Ghalib undertook to Kolkata, and his discovery of the printing process and the bookshops of the city.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Simon Winchester on his new book, and the bloody history of land ownership
The book, which explores the question if land can ever truly be ‘owned’, came about when Winchester himself began to dig into the history of a piece of land he bought after moving to the US.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5
What follows is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.
"Our effort has really been how to capture the essence of this incredible festival with colours, with gaiety, with music, with great food, with networking."