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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Literary extravaganza opens on virtual stage for its 14th edition
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Literary extravaganza opens on virtual stage for its 14th edition

"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."

The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From the storytelling spectacle dastangoi to a tour of ringmaster Gregangelo's home museum, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Siddharth Roy Kapur to adapt William Dalrymple's bestselling book The Anarchy into upcoming TV series
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Siddharth Roy Kapur to adapt William Dalrymple's bestselling book The Anarchy into upcoming TV series

Encompassing a period from 1599 to 1802, The Anarchy traces the rise of The East India Company against the decline and fall of the storied Mughal Empire.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Abhijit Banerjee, Sarah Parcak to discuss economics, archaeology on Day 4
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Abhijit Banerjee, Sarah Parcak to discuss economics, archaeology on Day 4

The Travel Session promises to be an interesting panel with well-known authors such as Katie Hickman, Howard Jacobson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Hessler, moderated by JLF co-director William Dalrymple

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Elizabeth Gilbert, Roger Highfield to discuss fiction, Harry Potter on Day 3
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Elizabeth Gilbert, Roger Highfield to discuss fiction, Harry Potter on Day 3

For all Potter-heads, the evening session on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival on The Science of Harry Potter is one to look forward to. This will be a discussion between author Roger Highfield and Keshava Guha.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: From Sanskrit to Susan Sontag, bookmark these Day 1 sessions
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: From Sanskrit to Susan Sontag, bookmark these Day 1 sessions

Audiences attending the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) can look forward to a plethora of writers, poets and activists who will be conversing on a range of topics from history to politics to artificial intelligence at the five-day literary extravaganza

'A reminder of the high points in Indian art': William Dalrymple on curating Company paintings exhibition in London
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'A reminder of the high points in Indian art': William Dalrymple on curating Company paintings exhibition in London

A new show at the Wallace Collection in London, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, curated by historian William Dalrymple showcases the extraordinary oeuvre of Indian artists for the first time ever.

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.

Kerala Literature Festival 2020: Shashi Tharoor, Benyamin among speakers at fifth edition
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Kerala Literature Festival 2020: Shashi Tharoor, Benyamin among speakers at fifth edition

The theme of the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival is the environment and climate change. Apart from participants hailing from China, Slovenia, Egypt and South Africa, the festival also boasts of the addition of new programme formats: debates, straight talks, book discussions and readers' sessions

GDP nosedives to 6-year low: Economy needs rooted policy wonks, not supercops with harsh approach to macroeconomics
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GDP nosedives to 6-year low: Economy needs rooted policy wonks, not supercops with harsh approach to macroeconomics

The NDA government's acts, be it the controversial demonetisation of high-value currency notes in 2016 or the introduction of the IBC, displayed a fetish for a supercop mentality or an obsession with seeing itself as a torch-bearer for a market economy.

With the Historian's Eye, William Dalrymple records his travels across the Indian subcontinent
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With the Historian's Eye, William Dalrymple records his travels across the Indian subcontinent

The Historian’s Eye presents a photographic record of William Dalrymple’s travels across the Indian subcontinent while researching his latest book, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire.

William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent
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William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent

Through William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.

#MeToo: Following backlash over Suhel Seth's participation, Inkpot India Conclave announces his 'inability' to attend
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#MeToo: Following backlash over Suhel Seth's participation, Inkpot India Conclave announces his 'inability' to attend

After 2018 MeToo allegations by multiple women, an announcement that Suhel Seth would be one of the speakers at the Inkpot India Conclave was faced with outrage, following which he has dropped out, citing personal reasons.

Oxford University-backed Project Dastaan to recreate lost legacies of Partition survivors through virtual reality
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Oxford University-backed Project Dastaan to recreate lost legacies of Partition survivors through virtual reality

Project Dastaan, an initiative led by a group of students at Oxford University, seeks to use virtual reality (VR) to reconnect Partition survivors with their childhood, heritage, and ancestry.

William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India Company
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William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India Company

William Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley

Once Hyderabad's famed courtesan and patron of the arts, Mah Laqa Bai has been forgotten by history
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Once Hyderabad's famed courtesan and patron of the arts, Mah Laqa Bai has been forgotten by history

Mah Laqa Bai wielded the sort of power that was unimaginable for a courtesan of her times — she was an advisor at the Nizam's court, the holder of a jagir and the first woman to compile a full diwan of Urdu poetry

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