JAIPUR LIT FEST

  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Sheldon Pollock talks about finding one's 'not self' through modern translations of ancient Indian scriptures 1 week ago

    Jaipur: The tall, bearded professor looked like any other Caucasian erudite personality. But after listening to him for a minute, one can get dazzled by the eloquence with which he quotes ancient Indian scriptures, shlokas and mantras. On a chilly Saturday morning, noted Sanskrit scholar Sheldon Pollock was in conversation with...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: School kids turn mystery solvers; author Ketaki Karnik poses questions 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Picture this: a regular family gathering at a relative's farmhouse. But things take a turn for the worse, when a precious objects get stolen. It is now on the teenage detectives to solve the mystery, and find the culprit.Author Ketaki Karnik, who was addressing a young audience on the...
  • India and Pakistan must change their mindset: Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN spoke to Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri at the Jaipur Lit Fest. "India and Pakistan must change their mindset," said Kasuri. ...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj not yet ready to give up on Shakespeare, may direct a comedy next based on bard's play January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Even though Vishal Bhardwaj has made a trilogy based on Shakespeare's work already, the director doesn't mind making a few more films based on the bard's work. During a short chat up at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, the filmmaker revealed that while he hasn't planned his next film yet,...
  • Trains in India have lost their charm: Paul Theroux January 22, 2015

    The first day of the Jaipur Literature fest witnessed a reunion between Nobel Laureate VS Naipal and his American protégé Paul Theroux, after the two had a fall out a few years ago. ...
  • Irrfan, Arshad, Manoj are better actors than me, says Naseeruddin Shah January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: The front lawn of the historic Diggi Palace was absolutely packed as stalwarts Girish Karnad and Naseeruddin Shah took center stage on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The two actors discussed cinema and Shah's recently released autobiography 'And Then One Day' in front of a packed,...
  • No amount of money can make me write vulgar songs, says Javed Akhtar at Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: In an industry dominated by item numbers, lyricist and script writer Javed Akhtar refuses to be a part of the herd. The renowned lyricist was at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 to launch his book on poetry which has been translated by Ali Hussain Mir. When asked whether creative...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Religious terrorism existed in the Elizabethan era, claims British author Jessie Childs January 21, 2015

    Contrary to popular belief, terrorism is not a recent phenomena. In an enlightening session at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015, award winning author and historian Jessie Childs focussed on religious terrorism in the Elizabethan era. The historian was at the festival to present her new book 'God's Traitors: Terror and...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' writer Eimear McBride explains the working of a troubled mind January 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Award-winning writer Eimear McBride's first novel 'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' contains no names. A look inside the dark mind of a young girl, the book only took McBride six months to write. But a book that took only six months to write, took over nine years to get...
  • How to fit in at the Jaipur Literature Festival January 21, 2015

    Amongst all manners of people you find at the Jaipur Lit Fest, pretentious hipster jerk faces are a majority. If you're going there, you might as well want to fit in. Like they say, 'when in Rome do as the Romans do'. Here is a simple guide for you to...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Chef Vikas Khanna unveils new cookbook; wants to take Indian cuisine to the world January 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Noted chef and TV host Vikas Khanna looked calm and composed as the cameras flashed. Dressed in his olive green jacket, pink tie, grey vest, white shirt and faded denims, Khanna dimpled at the adoring crowd (mostly women) at the 8th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival. "I am here to...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 opens amidst folk tunes of Rajasthan and sufi music January 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The morning of Jaipur Literature Festival started rather early as eager festival goers, dressed in thick layers of woollens queued up to register at Jaipur Lietrature Festival. In the background, drums played out ethnic beats heralding the eight season of the festival which has become a literary mecca for...
  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: From Transglobal Underground to Bharat Brass Band; world musicians set to perform January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jaipur is once again set to dance to the beat of world class musicians as the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together an eclectic line up of artists playing morning and night. The music performances will take place at two locations, the Font Lawns at Diggi Palace...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Rajasthan's rich heritage to be in focus this year January 19, 2015

    All roads in Jaipur will lead to Diggi Palace on January 21st for the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. With an eclectic mix of speakers' part of this year's program, the festival promises to bigger and better. The lawns of the historic Diggi Palace, which once belonged to a Thakur family,...
  • 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 ...