JLF 2018 set to raise the bar
Featuring more than 200 sessions spanning a multitude of topics like gender, environment and science along with literature, the upcoming Jaipur...
Featuring more than 200 sessions spanning a multitude of topics like gender, environment and science along with literature, the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be a coming together of diverse literary, artistic, and discursive forms that will feature Indian and global perspectives.
The marquee sessions of the January 25-29 event at Jaipur's Diggi Palace include British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, winner of an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘Shakespeare in Love’, discussing his life and work in a fascinating free-flowing session titled ‘The Real Thing’; a discussion aptly titled ‘The Great Survivor’, where former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and William Dalrymple will discuss his life, legacy and leadership through the country's recent turbulent times, his views on India's role in Afghanistan past and present and his predictions for his country's future.
Attendees can also look forward to spirited poetry sessions such as "Jan Nisar and Kaifi" with Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi in conversation with Rakhshanda Jalil; "Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods" with Tishani Doshi, introduced by Jeet Thayil; and "Nude: The Poet Within" in which Vishal Bhardwaj will be in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar.