JAIPUR LIT FEST

  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi in DSC Prize shortlist November 28, 2014

    London: Indian writer critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri are among five authors shortlisted for next year's USD 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The shortlist for 2015 was announced here late last night. Lahiri's novel "The Lowland", an intimate portrayal of two brothers and political passion...
  • All things art at 2015 Jaipur Literature festival November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dialogues on art history and art appreciation along with sessions focusing on different aspects of Indian art will also play a major role at the upcoming eighth Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. A session on art as well as a look at the interplay between Buddhism and architecture with Llewelyn...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Rajput outfit disrupts Ekta Kapoor's session January 20, 2014

    Jaipur: The fourth day of the Jaipur Literature Festival witnessed chaos on Monday evening as members of Rajput Karni Sena barged into producer Ekta Kapoor's session and shouted slogans against her. Kapoor was addressing a session on Monday at the world renowned literature festival when about 1012 protestors interrupted the programme. The...
  • I worked on 'The Song of Achilles' for ten years: Madeline Miller February 4, 2013

    Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart. In this stunning reimagining of Homer's Iliad, Patroclus, an exiled...
  • Ashis Nandy should've been more cautious: Ashutosh February 4, 2013

    IBN7's managing editor Ashutosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Ashis Nandy's comments about Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Q. Was the furor on Ashis Nandy's comments justified? Asked by: Isha A. I don't think so. Q. Is...
  • For a right argument Ashis Nandy used wrong language: Kancha Ilaiah January 31, 2013

    Dalit historian Kancha Ilaiah joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his defence of Ashis Nandy. Q. Ashis Nandy is an old man. He does not know what he is talking.. He may be thinking something good for the OBC/SC/ST and telling some thing else which is a nonsense. And would...
  • Jeet Thayil wins the 2013 DSC prize for literature January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Jeet Thayil, an Indian origin author of 'Narcopolis' wins the DSC Literature Prize for South Asia. The prize carries an award of INR 2,800,000 (USD 50,000) given to one international author (or shared with their translator) who has written the best novel thematically linked to the South Asian region. The...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest is South Asia's biggest literature festival: Amrita Tripathi January 24, 2013

    CNNIBN's Amrita Tripathi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Jaipur Literature Festival. Q. Is it right that salman rushdie was absent because of threats? Asked by: karthik A. Hi Karthik, That was last year and the protests and threats of violence definitely led to his cancellation. He was in India...
  • Pak authors to participate in Jaipur Lit Fest despite protests January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst tight security arrangements, the Literature Festival began in Jaipur on Thursday. After the controversies of 2012, Pakistani authors are likely to participate in the festival this year after the organisers assured that there was no threat to them. However, one of the four authors Jeet Thayil ...
  • Controversies at Jaipur Literature Festival this year January 22, 2013

    Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off this week but not without controversy. A group of Islamic clerics has protested the presence of any of the authors who read from the 'Satanic Verses' last year, while the RSS and BJP are reportedly asking for Pakistani participants to be kept out. ...
  • 'Top awardwinning writers at Jaipur lit fest' January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A starstudded lineup of international writers, including Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone, Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and Orange Prize winners Linda Grant and Madeline Miller, will lend glamour to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Feb 2428. Commenting on the international lineup Friday, festival codirector and...
  • 40 writers to address feminism at Jaipur lit fest January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Women will be a powerful voice at the sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Jan 2428 with iconic writers like Diana Eck, leading Arab novelist Ahdaf Soueif, Aminatta Forna, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Nasreen Munni Kabir and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak addressing issues related to women in literature and the intellectual...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistanbased author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers ...
  • Venkaiah Naidu targets Congress over Rushdie March 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: A day after controversial author Salman Rushdie hit out at Congress and Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the Congress was adopting a "selective approach" in this regard. "That was unfortunate... Congress and pseudosecular parties were selective in their approach," he told reporters...
  • India deserves better leaders than it has: Rushdie March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In India, two months after being forced to skip Jaipur Literary Festival, controversial author Salman Rushdie on Saturday hit out at Congress, suggesting that his presence there was blocked because of "useless electoral calculations" and told Rahul Gandhi that "it did not work". The renowned author, who has been...
  • JLF: Activist Kavita Srivastava slams Milli Council January 24, 2012

    Human rights activist Kavita Srivastava on Tuesday condemned the organisations which disrupted Salman Rushdie's video link that was supposed to take place at 3.45 PM. Slamming the Jaipurbased Milli Council, she said the threat to the author and the Lit Fest was very disturbing. ...
  • Govt not coming clean on Rushdie: Mark Tully January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Writer Mark Tully on Tuesday slammed the government for not coming clean on the Salman Rushdie issue, saying if someone has offended religion sentiments then there is law to deal with it. "Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to enter in this country because that is the law of...
  • Oprah to don green Sabyasachi sari in Jaipur January 20, 2012

    Jaipur: An apple green sari with an embroidered black choli is what celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey will wear to a dinner at the City Palace as part of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. And none other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed it for her. "I am making her wear...
  • Ground report: Jaipur Literature Festival January 20, 2012

    There is a heavy security cover although there is uncertainity whether Salman Rushdie will visit the fest or not. ...
  • FTN: Does India have more literary festivals than bookshops? January 19, 2012

    Over 16,000 writers, critics, fans, publishers are expected to reach Jaipur for the upcoming 5day Literature Festival. ...
  • Will provide security to Rushdie: Jaipur Police January 19, 2012

    The Jaipur Police Commissioner says they've made all possible security arrangements. ...
  • Rushdie silent, no hint about his India visit January 19, 2012

    New York: Even as uncertainty looms over Salman Rushdie's appearance at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Indiaborn author himself is not giving any hints about his plans to visit India and has maintained a stoic silence on Twitter where he has been a regular commentator. The 'Midnight's Children' author has logged...
  • Rushdie may visit Jaipur after all: reports January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: According to different reports, author Salman Rushdie may not actually be asked to stay away from India during the Jaipur Literature Festival. Although the Rajasthan government has raised concerns over security in the wake of the Darul Uloom Deobands demand that Rushdie be banned from India as he...
  • FTN: Has the Indian state failed to protect creative freedom? January 17, 2012

    The Darul Uloom Deoband reiterated that there must be a ban on celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie from coming to India. ...
  • Rushdie must not be allowed in India: Deoband January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Darul Uloom Deoband on Tuesday reiterated that there must be a ban on celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie from coming to India. Abul Qasim Nomani, the vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, said that as Rushdie had not yet apologised, a move to ban him in India was a...
  • Tom Stoppard in India Jan 23 to talk about adaptations January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The fine art of writing scripts for movies and plays will be in focus next week when one of the world's greatest playwrights Tom Stoppard, of the Oscarwinning 'Shakespeare in Love' fame, comes to India to speak on "adaptation" in plays and films. Stoppard will team up with leading...
  • Cancel Salman Rushdie's visa: Deoband January 9, 2012

    Muzaffarnagar: Opposing controversial author Salman Rushdie's visit to India, Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Deoband today said the government should cancel his visa as he had hurt religious sentiments of Muslims in the past. 65yearold Rushdie, who had earned the wrath of Muslims worldwide due to his novel 'The Satanic Verses',...
  • Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest Jan 2022 January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Breaking a minor jinx in India which began with last September'a failed Harud Festival in Kashmir, celebrated writer Salman Rushdie will attend the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Jan 2024, the organisers said on Tuesday. The writer, who was scheduled to attend the festival last year, had whipped up a...
  • DSC Prize for South Asian Lit shortlist announced October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The shortlist for the prize celebrating the best writing on South Asia is announced. The jury for this years $ 50,000 prize includes renowned literary figures Dr Alastair Niven, Dr Fakrul Alam, Faiza S Khan and Marie Brenner. Ira Pande, chairperson of the jury said, The task before the...
  • DSC Prize for South Asian Lit longlist announced September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has announced the longlist for the 2012 prize. The longlist for the prestigious $ 50,000 prize selects the finest writing from or focusing on South Asia. This includes both established and debut writers, as well as three translated works. The Prize is...