Jaipur Lit Fest

  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Rajput outfit disrupts Ekta Kapoor's session 20-01-2014 05:47 PM

    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 10-12 protestors interrupted the...
  • Controversies at Jaipur Literature Festival this year 22-01-2013 07:44 PM

    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. ...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based 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...
  • Rushdie to attend Jaipur Lit Fest Jan 20-22 04-01-2012 11:55 AM

    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 20-24, the organisers said on Tuesday. The writer, who was scheduled to attend the festival last year, had whipped up...
  • DSC Prize for South Asian Lit shortlist announced 25-10-2011 03:31 PM

    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...
  • India: Literature festival central

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    What is it about literary festivals? The thought of one can drive some people into rhapsodies, or have others pull their hair out, and that's...

  • DSC Prize for South Asian Lit longlist announced 14-09-2011 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Concern over classical literature in Jaipur fest 22-01-2011 08:36 PM

    Jaipur: A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centre-stage at the sixth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival underway here. "The new generation has limited access to classical and vernacular literature because most of us speak English. Ask me to name...