It is said that the festival acts an important platform for the amateur writers focusing on social topics. The exhibition takes place at The Diggi Palace grounds of Jaipur, promotes the recently launched books and novels of the amateur writers.
THE FIVE-day Jaipur Literature Festival is going to begin on January 21 and will last until January 25 this year. It is said to be a leading event representing national and international writers.
The publicity material about the Jaipur Literature Festival informs that the best-known Indian personalities from the field of literature and art take part in this festival and it marks the celebration of the excellence in the writing industry with renowned authors from various parts of India. Regional books, folk tales, and children stories remain the main highlight.
It is said that the festival acts an important platform for the amateur writers focusing on social topics. The exhibition takes place at The Diggi Palace grounds of Jaipur, promotes the recently launched books and novels of the amateur writers. The festival is taking place annually for the last six years.The Directors of the Jaipur Literature Festival are William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale and the festival is organised by Sanjoy K. Roy, Sheuli Sethi and Teamwork Productions.According to the organizers of the festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival is Asia-Pacific’s leading literature event is a celebration of national and international writers and encompasses a range of activities including poetry, music, dance, debates, readings, impassioned panel discussions and workshops. Entering its sixth year, the festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers and personalities including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Simantini Range Raghav, Niall Ferguson, Sheen Kaaf Nizam, Roberto Calasso, Roddy Doyle, Lawrence Wright, UR Ananthamurthy, Kiran Desai, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Chandra, Steve Coll, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Hari Kunzru, Mohammed Hanif, Girish Karnad, Ashok Vajpeyi, Colin Thubron, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Suketu Mehta, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Andrew O’Hagan, Chitra Mudgal, K.Satchidanandan, Geoff Dyer, Amit Chaudhuri, Fatima Bhutto, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Michael Frayn, Stephen Frears, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, Uday Prakash, John Berendt, Christopher Hampton, Nadeem Aslam, Prasoon Joshi among many others, as per organisers.