JAIPUR LITERARY FESTIVAL

  • Rana Dasgupta's 'Capital' a brilliant take on 21st Century Delhi March 7, 2014

    Rana Dasgupta's Capital was making waves at the Jaipur Literary Festival this year. I couldn't attend any of his sessions there but the book caught my fantasy. It looked beautiful in a black & golden jacket, shining all the way. Then it was at a famous bookstore in Delhi, where I...
  • Jaipur Literary Festival: US has taken targeted killings to new high, says Author Mark Mazzetti January 19, 2014

    Targeted killings of terrorists in badlands of the world have been taken to a new high by the US and in the foreseeable future this looks likely to be intensified amid indications that other major powers may also adopt the technique, says a chronicler of America's shadow war on terror. Mark...
  • Breaking stereotypes, Muslim women discuss sexuality at Jaipur Literary Festival January 18, 2014

    When women writers from Islamic countries discuss sexuality and erotic poems, taboos and male dominance, and mull over breaking free from conservative norms, the audience is bound to be large. At the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) on Saturday, the hall of the "Baithak" venue was flooded with people eager to hear...
  • Nandy should be arrested for his remarks: PL Punia January 28, 2013

    New Delhi/Jaipur: Sharp reactions continued to pour in even two days after sociologist Ashis Nandy made a controversial remark against SC, ST and OBC at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Condemning Nandy's statement, National Commission for Scheduled Caste chairman PL Punia said on Monday that Nandy had committed a crime and...
  • Salman Rushdie in Delhi, attends function March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Two months after he was forced to skip a literary fest in Jaipur, controversial writer Salman Rushdie on Saturday night attended a function in New Delhi amid tight security. The controversial author of 'The Satanic Verses', which was banned in India owing to protest from a section of Muslims,...
  • Pakistani writer HM Naqvi to tour India July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: HM Naqvi, the Pakistanbased novelist whose book "Home Boy" won the first DSC South Asian prize for literature, will tour Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai July 57 to promote awareness about contemporary South Asian literature. Naqvi, who will read out from his novels, will also discuss trends in new South...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: S Asia Lit prize to HM Naqvi January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Karachibased author HM Naqvi beat out stiff competition from five contenders to win the first DSC Literature Prize for South Asia for his debut novel 'Home Boy'. The $50,000 award was instituted last year by infrastructure firm DSC, which is also the main sponsor of the Jaipur Literature Festival, and...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Writes who put Jaipur on the world literary map January 31, 2009

    Five years ago if you had told anyone that Jaipur would one day be on the world's literary map no one would have believed you, but that is exactly what has happened. Take a look at the writers who have made that a reality. ...
  • Fiveday Jaipur Lit fest comes to an end January 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Jaipur Literature festival has hit the home stretch at the weekend. The stars of Saturday would have to be Pico Iyer with William Dalrymple on Monday morning and then Simon Schama who seems to be the rock star of the world of history. He also has...
  • Bachchan thrills fans at Jaipur fest, prays for Rahman January 24, 2009

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literary Festival saw an unusual visitor. It could not have gotten bigger than this, afterall it was Amitabh Bachchan himself who graced the function. The occasion was the release of Bachchanalia, a book on Amitabh Bachchan memorablia, written by Bhawna Somiaya and brought forth by Osian. Audience tossed questions...
  • Vikram Seth's first audience, kid sister Aradhana January 23, 2009

    Jaipur: There's something about the city of Jaipur in the winter sun that adds to the ambiance of the literature festival and sets writers in the comfort zone. CNNIBN's Amrita Tripathi caught up with A Suitable Boy himself, Vikram Seth, for an informal chat, along with his sister, Aradhana. ...
  • Poet, writer and a Bhutto; Fatima lights up Lit Fest January 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Benazir Bhutto's niece Fatima Bhutto reached the ongoing annual Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday. Fatima, who arrived in India on Wednesday, met actor Dev Anand at the venue. Though Fatima did not speak to the media separately, she conducted a session on Pakistan along with author William Dalrymple...
  • Jaipur lit fest sees Dev Anand, not Gore Vidal January 24, 2008

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literary Festival is in it's third year and its first day opened with the news that one of this year's star attractions Gore Vidal, won't be showing up. Despite the unexpected disappointment, the fest still had enough going for it slightly out of the box...
  • 'Indians are a storehouse of stories' January 22, 2007

    Literary festivals are not just about literature but tourism as well. It's about maximising, says the author of Maximum City, Suketu Mehta. ...