Day Two: Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 Must-Attends

22/01/2016 12:50 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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JAIPUR, INDIA - JANUARY 21: Canadian novelist poet, novelist and critic and guest of honor of JFL Margaret Atwood after delivering keynote address during the inauguration of Zee Jaipur literary festival 2016 at Diggi Palace grounds on January 21, 2016 in Jaipur, India. Ninth edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is set to witness over 360 participants from the fields of literature, history, politics, economy, art and culture debate and discuss on one platform during the course of the next five days. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

(Schedule is subject to change so please check the updated versions usually placed outside each venue.)

10 am: Climates

Margaret Atwood speaks to Parul Sehgal, senior editor at the New York Times, about her life and work. Charbagh.

Suman Sahai, founder of the Gene Campaign and author Stephen Alter talk about the human species and its relationship with planet Earth. Ford Samvad.

11:10 am: Histories and Magic

Bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke on magical worlds, in conversation with publisher Anushka Ravishankar. Ford Samvad.

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Memoirists Stephen Fry, Helen Macdonald, Blake Morrison, Christina Lamb and Esther Freud talk about the art of revealing who you are on the page. Front Lawns.

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How did India's Emergency come to be? Journalist and author Coomi Kapoor talks with author Salil Tripathi, Sunil Khilnani and C Raja Mohan. Mughal Tent.

12:25 pm: Languages and The Playing Field

Footballer Baichung Bhutia, author Sidin Vadukut and cricketer Anil Kumble talk sports with writer Suresh Menon and Ronojoy Sen. Front Lawns.

Writers from different Indian languages---Dhrubajyoti Batra, Sitanshu Yashachandra, Anita Agnihotri, K Satchidanandan, and Vivek Shanbagh---debate diversity in literature. Baithak.

1:40 pm: Storytelling

Kanishk Tharoor (yes, same family) talks about his new collection of short stories with Vanity Fair's Marie Brenner. Charbagh.

2:30 pm: Literature and Our Worlds

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Interpreting economics through literature, a talk by economist Arvind Subramanian. Durbar Hall.

Popular author Anuja Chauhan on writing about urban India in conversation with writer and translator Ira Pande. Mughal Tent.

Israel's best-known novelist David Grossman in conversation with journalist and editor Jonathan Shainin on his novel To The End Of The Land. Front Lawns.

3:45 pm: How To Write, How To Deal

Rachel Kelly on her book Black Rainbow and dealing with depression through writing. In conversation with author and psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar. Baithak.

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah talks moral codes through history with cultural and literary theorist Homi K Bhabha. Mughal Tent.

4:45 pm: Stuff That Works

Blogger and author John Elliott talks about the successes and obstacles of the Make In India campaign with Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Charbagh.

5:15 pm: Countries and What Belongs To Them

Curator at the British Museum Irving Finkel dukes it out with museum director James Cuno on whether or not antiquities should be returned to their country of origin. Baithak.

Journalist Barkha Dutt talks about her new book on India called This Unquiet Land with author Shobhaa De. Charbagh.

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