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Some moments captured from the five day Jaipur Literature Festival- a carnival of literati in India. Being engulfed in a few controversies, with some haunting from last year, the speakers consisting of writers, professors, journalists, artists continued to attract thousands of people on day three and four. By Muhabit ul Haq Jaipur, India
On Jan. 24, 2012, the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival started, with 285 speakers expected to speak in the five day long South-Asia’s major literary event. Muhabit ul Haq brings some of the moments of the day one.
I have never attended the Jaipur Literary Festival; nor does a visit loom in the foreseeable future. This is largely (but not wholly) because I have no taste for tamashas. Although unusual, this aversion is by no means unknown in the Indian subcontinent. I know of many writers and readers who share it, and I [...]
Jaipur, January 21, 2012: The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012 was awarded to Singapore based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka for his book Chinaman (Random House, India), a novel that explores cricket as a metaphor to uncover a lost life and a lost history. Chinaman skilfully uses sport and the notion of fair [...]
By Fahad Shah Jaipur, January 20: Putting off the controvery around his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, 2012, the world reknown author, Salman Rushdie has issued a statement which was read out here today at the venue by the Producer of the festival, Sanjoy Roy. Adding to the statement one of the directors of [...]