The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013, possibly the most high profile gathering of litterateurs in Asia, kicked off on January 25 with rights campaigner and Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi saying that "the right to dream should be made a fundamental right".
Stressing on "humanness" to accept "each others rights to live with dignity", Mahasweta Devi said: "There has been a jailbreak of dreams in the country."
Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were amongst those present. The inaugural session 'O To Live Again', played to an overflowing house on the front lawns of the heritage resort.
William Dalrymple, a historian, writer and the director of the Literature Festival attends a session in Jaipur, on January 24, 2012. ( REUTERS/Altaf Hussain)
The space sponsored by Tata Steel is a manicured green lung that will serve as the main venue of the five-day festival. The venues have been sponsored by corporate entities like the Tata Steel, Google, Counselage as well as the forums many of which have found presenters from organisations like the British Council, Edinburgh's World Writers' Conference, Hindustan Times, DNA, Rajasthan Patrika, Vodafone and banks.
Here are some of the best tweets from the Jaipur Literature Festival: