Don’t tell us not! If you belong to the creed where others call you a bookworm and you love everything literature, this is not a gentle, but a BIG reminder! Now, don’t panic you still got 5 days! Register and just go to the 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017!
Hold Thy Breath!
Yes, start imagining all the names you’ve grown reading and would do anything to be around them and talk to them (also take selfies with them hehe). This is your chance! An impressive list of authors, poets and other literati are going to be present at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Some names? How about novelist and poet Margaret Atwood, poet Anne Waldman, British writer, journalist and broadcaster Simon Winchester, OBE, Italian writer and publisher Roberto Calasso, American Journalist Dexter Filkins, novelist Vikram Chandra, Hindi-language author Narendra Kohli, Lyricist Swanand Kirkire and British-Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam to name some? Tempting haina. Imagine there will be over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists, and popular culture icons coming in!
It’s not only books and authors that JLF is all about. The kind of cultural exposure you experience here is something to vouch for. The festival exhibits some of the most beautiful musical nights with traditional and pop singers across cultures putting up shows to entertain the visitors.
What else can you do?
Well, apart from being a part of the awesome author meets, you can always extend your trip a little and explore the beautiful Pink City! Move around and experience the richness of the culture in its full form. Hang around at the local cafes slurping traditional Rajasthani cuisine and buy those beautiful apparels and crafts as takeaways for your friends and family. (Sab khush)
Image Source: Jaipur Literature Fest
What: Jaipur Literature Festival 2017
When: January 19-23, 2016
Where: Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Entry: Free (Unless you want a delegate pass)