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Jaipur Literary Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival: Day two

Aayush Soni | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Aayush Soni

Terrific follow-up to day one's stellar start. For me, the star of the day was Columbia University professor Gary Shteyngart, the author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story.

Jaipur Literature Festival: Day 3

Aayush Soni | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Aayush Soni

Crowds, controversies and chaos. That, in a nutshell, was day three of the Jaipur Literature Festival. It kicked off at 10 in the morning with political psychologist Ashis Nandy's remark about India's backward classes being flamboyant in their corrupt ways.

Jaipur Literature Festival: Day 1

Aayush Soni | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Aayush Soni

For this year's edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, South Asia's largest, most egalitarian and intellectually formidable gathering of writers, the organizers have assembled an equally formidable lineup that's under the radar for an Indian audience.

When Voices Get Silenced... and Heard

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Inderpal Grewal

Habib does not describe the torture, saying that she prefers not to speak publicly of these details -- a silence that effectively forces one to imagine all kinds of horrors.

A View From Inside The Jaipur Literature Festival

Monisha Rajesh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Monisha Rajesh

Bigotry. Intolerance. Censorship. Not words that you would normally associate with a literature festival. Yet, over the last six days at the Jaipur Literature Festival, they've dominated panel discussions, been whispered during readings, and littered furious debates around tea stalls.

Salman Rushdie Cancels Literary Festival Appearance Following Threats

The Huffington Post | Nausheen Husain | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

India's seventh annual Jaipur Literature Festival was embroiled in controversy even before its official kickoff on Friday, January 20. Salman Rushdie,...

Rushdie Cancels Festival Appearance Due To Threats

AP | By PRAKASH BHANDARI | Posted 01.23.2012 | Books

JAIPUR, India (Associated Press) -- Booker-Prize winning author Salman Rushdie canceled plans to appear at an Indian literature festival Friday after ...

Palaces, Camels, Salman, and Oprah: If It's January, It Must be the Jaipur Literature Festival

Victoria Lautman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

To describe the Jaipur Literature Festival as the rambunctious love-spawn of the mercantile-minded Frankfurt Book Fair and free-spirited Woodstock barely scratches the surface of this spectacle.

Namita Gokhale: the revolution will be written! (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Listen to the conversation here: NEW DELHI -- Namita Gokhale -- novelist, publisher, sparkplug of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival -- says the...

Jaipur Literary Festival Reflects Growing Literary Scene In India

The New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Our worlds are growing, and our markets are growing, but they are just beginning to grow," said Ms. Sarkar, who grew up in India but studied and work...