Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

  • SC directs police not to arrest Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major relief, the Supreme Court has directed the Rajasthan police not to arrest sociologist Ashis Nandy. The court has issued notices to the Rajasthan government, Maharashtra government, Bihar government and Chhattisgarh government seeking their response on whether the FIRs against Nandy can be quashed. The court has,...
  • Ashis Nandy to request SC to quash FIR against him January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of the Rajasthan Police will question sociologist Ashis Nandy on Thursday over his controversial comments linking Dalits to corruption. But the sociologist, who will appear in the Supreme Court later on Thursday afternoon, will request the apex court that all FIRs filed against him be...
  • Dalit remark row: Rajasthan police to question Nandy today January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his controversial comments linking Dalits and to corruption at the Jaipur Literature Festival. A team of the Rajasthan police will question Nandy in the national capital on Thursday. The sociologist had said that the most corrupt people in the country were Dalits,...
  • Rajasthan Police team leaves for Delhi to question Ashis Nandy January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his Dalit corruption remarks made at the Jaipur Literature Festival. A team of the Rajasthan Police is on its way to the capital to question him, say sources. The sociologist had said that the most corrupt people in the country were...
  • Charges against Ashis Nandy and punishment that he faces January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his alleged anti-Dalit remarks made at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Rajasthan police have now summoned Nandy for questioning over his remarks that linked caste and corruption. The police had earlier registered an FIR under section 3 (1) of the SC/ST...
  • My comment was pro-Dalit, I still stand by it: Ashis Nandy January 28, 2013

    Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy defended his statements on Dalits and other backwards classes saying he stood by what he said and that he apologised only to those who were hurt by his statement. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Nandy said, "I don't feel hounded. I stand by what...
  • JLF Day 2: Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi among others to be present today January 25, 2013

    Jaipur: It's the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday. Film personalities Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Sharmila Tagore and UIDAI Chairperson Nandan Nilekani will be among the key personalities attending the festival on Friday. Meanwhile, the government has blocked two Pakistani diplomats from travelling to Jaipur for...
  • JLF Day 1: Organisers stand by authors, police ensure security January 25, 2013

    Jaipur: The maha kumbh of literature, the 8th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off to a smooth start despite warnings of protests against Pakistani writers following the recent killings of soldiers at the Line of Control. Except for Mohammed Hanif, who has skipped the festival for personal reasons,...
  • The best tweets from Jaipur Literature Festival January 24, 2013

    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...
  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth-wing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • 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. ...
  • Jury for DSC Prize for S Asian Literature announced July 10, 2012

    The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature announced the jury for its 2013 edition. The five-member panel includes Eleanor O'Keeffe, K Satchidanandan, Muneeza Shamsie, Rick Simonson and Suvani Singh. Eleanor O'Keeffe is an Irish/Canadian cultural entrepreneur. After living and working in Paris for a number of years, she was co-director...