JLF

  • Jaipur Literature Festival set to travel to London this May April 27, 2014

    The vibrant energies of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, which attracts over 250,000 visitors annually in India, are set to travel to London this May for a daylong edition of the literary extravaganza. Partnering with South Bank Centre for their annual festival of South Asian culture 'Alchemy', Jaipur Lit Fest will...
  • Thinker's treat to unfold at Jaipur Literature Festival January 4, 2014

    The fiveday Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) which begins from Jan 17 will see discussions on a range of topics, including the Second World War, the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, history, religion and the art of short stories. Among the more prominent authors in attendance this year are Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Writers roundtable: Crossborder dialogue January 29, 2013

    In this special discussion, a panel of writers from India and Pakistan talk about the growing intolerance in various section of Indian society and IndiaPakistan relations. ...
  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? January 28, 2013

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • Media should play positive role in India, Pak ties: JLF panel January 27, 2013

    Jaipur: While referring to the recent border row between India and Pakistan, a panel at the Jaipur Literature Festival blamed the media for feeding people with "petty prejudices" instead of playing a positive role. The panelists, while holding discussion in the session 'Neighbours: Walls and Bridges', appealed to work on...
  • Gehlot condemns Ashis Nandy's remarks against Dalits January 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday night condemned the remarks made by author Ashis Nandy against backward communities, saying comments outside the ambit of law would not be tolerated. "I do not know in what context Nandy commented but I can say that it is unfortunate if an...
  • Paswan demands arrest of Nandy for Dalit remarks January 26, 2013

    Patna: Lokjanshakti Party President Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday said that the statement by author Ashis Nandy on OBC, SC and ST reflected his 'mental bankruptcy' and demanded his immediate arrest. "The remarks of Nandy that people belonging to OBC, SC and ST communities are the most corrupt reflects his mental...
  • 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,...
  • Rushdie welcome in Delhi, says Sheila Dikshit January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid protests by Muslim groups against hosting Salman Rushdie in Jaipur, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said one may have differences with what he writes but the "very, very eminent" writer is welcome in the capital. Dikshit's remarks came when asked about the open invitation extended by...
  • Rushdie's video link: Rajasthan offers support January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government have come to the rescue of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Festiva; organisers and Rajasthan police are holding consultations with Milli Council activists over Salman Rushdie's video conferencing at the Festival. Sources in Rajasthan Home Ministry said Rushdie's video conference will go on and adequate security will be...
  • Threat to Rushdie makes us look like cowards: Shekhar Kapur January 24, 2012

    Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says that if at all there is a threat, we should think about everyone at the venue, not just an individual. ...
  • Rushdie will not break law with his address: JLF January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: Noted author and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie will not break any law with his video address at the Jaipur Literature Festival, organisers said on Tuesday. Jaipur Literature Festival organiser Sanjoy Roy said that they will go ahead with the video link with Salman Rushdie at 3:45 pm on Tuesday...