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Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages
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Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages

Each of the eight episodes in the first season of Words are Bridges will start off with readings from works of Indian literature followed by a discussion between the author and translator.

Dylan Thomas Prize 2020: Jay Bernard, Stephen Sexton among shortlisted poets
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Dylan Thomas Prize 2020: Jay Bernard, Stephen Sexton among shortlisted poets

Other shortlisted works for the Dylan Thomas Prize include Vietnamese-American poet and essayist Ocean Vuong's On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and Orange Prize-winning writer Téa Obreht's novel, Inland which describes what it is to have an American dream in the Wild West.

Books for the coronavirus outbreak: Leading Indian writers share their reading lists for a lockdown
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Books for the coronavirus outbreak: Leading Indian writers share their reading lists for a lockdown

As a diverse array of virtual cultural and educational resources has been made available to a populace leading enforced indoor lives during the coronavirus outbreak, books offer an engaging and absorbing diversion.

Namita Gokhale's new book, Jaipur Journals, is a glimpse into multiple stories unfolding over five days of JLF
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Namita Gokhale's new book, Jaipur Journals, is a glimpse into multiple stories unfolding over five days of JLF

In Namita Gokhale’s Jaipur Journals, we are taken in five days through the lives of some interesting characters who are in one capacity or another part of what is often referred to as the Kumbh Mela of Literature, the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Howard Jacobson, Katherine Eban to hold forth on Day 2
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Howard Jacobson, Katherine Eban to hold forth on Day 2

Portuguese politician and author Bruno Maçães and playwright and novelist Damian Barr will be among the speakers on Day 2 of the Jaipur Literature Festival

Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan
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Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan

Through conversations with columnists, critics and authors, collated here is a list of Indian writers across several languages who created insightful literature, and delightful reading through the 2010s.

Jaipur Literature Festival: Abhijit Banerjee, David Wallace-Wells among speakers; 2020 edition to focus on climate change
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Jaipur Literature Festival: Abhijit Banerjee, David Wallace-Wells among speakers; 2020 edition to focus on climate change

With a focus on the importance of the arts, inclusivity, and the climate emergency, Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple presented the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2020 Mumbai preview at the Royal Opera House.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Elizabeth Gilbert, Dexter Filkins among names featured in second list of speakers
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Elizabeth Gilbert, Dexter Filkins among names featured in second list of speakers

Bestselling author Asne Seierstad and the former Minister of European Affairs for Portugal and author of The Dawn of Eurasia, Bruno Macaes are also scheduled to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt, Suketu Mehta, Asma Khan among speakers announced
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt, Suketu Mehta, Asma Khan among speakers announced

To be held from 23-27 January 2020, the Jaipur Literature Festival will also be attended by Anand Neelakantan, author, columnist and screenwriter and Frank Dikötter, the 2011 winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Oxford Dictionaries names 'Nari Shakti' Hindi word of 2018; JLF director says it 'encapsulates spirit of our times'
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Oxford Dictionaries names 'Nari Shakti' Hindi word of 2018; JLF director says it 'encapsulates spirit of our times'

Oxford Dictionaries on Saturday declared "Nari Shakti" the Hindi word for the year 2018. The announcement was made during a session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at Diggi Palace.

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Pulitzer Prize-winners Colson Whitehead, Andrew Sean Greer to speak on Day 1
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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Pulitzer Prize-winners Colson Whitehead, Andrew Sean Greer to speak on Day 1

Keeping in tune with the focus of the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival — all things science — the keynote address at the inaugural session will be delivered by the structural biologist and Nobel laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on The Role of Science in Today's World

Finding Radha: An anthology of selected works explores Krishna's companion, her everlasting love
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Finding Radha: An anthology of selected works explores Krishna's companion, her everlasting love

Art depicts Radha and Krishna cross dressing in each other’s clothes as well as Krishna bowing his head at the feet of Radha. Lal says, “Our book foregrounds the contemporary reading of gender equality by highlighting such aspects of the story.”

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: With focus on younger audience, science fiction, #MeToo to take center stage at the annual fest
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: With focus on younger audience, science fiction, #MeToo to take center stage at the annual fest

Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival Namita Gokhale said of the event's special focus on science that our world is changing very fast, it impacts our lives much more and today’s young audiences want to understand the future, they need empirical thinking

Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Man Booker winner Ben Okri, Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan among author line-up
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Man Booker winner Ben Okri, Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan among author line-up

Co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Namita Gokhale emphasized that the 2019 edition will bring to fore the importance of science, genetics, astronomy and astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and what the future holds for the planet

The Himalayan Echoes festival retells tales of Kumaon, its wildlife, craft and food
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The Himalayan Echoes festival retells tales of Kumaon, its wildlife, craft and food

A festival like Himalayan Echoes is as much a reminder of what’s dying as it is of the need to bring it back to life.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Here's what to expect from the 'Kumbh Mela' of lit fests
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Here's what to expect from the 'Kumbh Mela' of lit fests

The 2018 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival has a mix of subjects, from the women poets of the Vedas to Rupi Kaur's poetry

Confessions of a first timer: Agony and ecstasy of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival
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Confessions of a first timer: Agony and ecstasy of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Writer Rosalyn D'Mello offers a firsthand account of being a panelist at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, and the moments that made this 10th edition worthwhile

Arab Spring, Rumi and Sufism highlight at Jaipur Lit Fest 2012
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Arab Spring, Rumi and Sufism highlight at Jaipur Lit Fest 2012

Sufism and the Arab spring will the major theme for this year's Jaipur Literature Festival.

Does 'Hinglish' democratise English, or bastardise Hindi?
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Does 'Hinglish' democratise English, or bastardise Hindi?

It is hard to escape the conclusion that Hinglish is our inevitable fate. And that Hindi has brought Hinglish upon itself.