JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Aga Khan Foundation India

Celebrating Words, Ideas And Dialogue At The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

I am in Rajasthan this week for the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), on an annual pilgrimage I have made ever since arriving in India. I first came three years ago, not long after I had become the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in Delhi. Right away, I knew AKF had a place here: excited throngs of people, mostly Indian, many in their teens and twenties, joining together for five days to celebrate words, ideas, and dialogue. What better emblem of India's tremendous diversity, pluralism, and intellectual energy?
Kavi Bhansali

PICTURES: The Jaipur Literature Festival Went To London And It Looked Real Pretty

Jaipur Literature Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for writers and journalists in India. The greatest literary show on earth came to London's iconic Southbank Centre last weekend offering a two day window to what makes JLF unmissable. The London edition had the intimacy that Jaipur has lost due to increasing crowds every year. These pictures are a report from the festival and attempt to capture its mood and highlights.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

What Not To Do At The Jaipur Literature Festival

Do not dismiss the fest as one for pseudo-intellects: If you attending, reading or writing about the Jaipur Lit Fest then you are as much a part of the 'pseudo-intellectuals' as you profess them to be. Admit it, some good stuff is happening out there, some good thought leaders are speaking there, and if nothing else then the place itself is inspiring many to pick up a book. Much needed in the times we live in.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

What Not To Do At The Jaipur Literature Festival

Do not dismiss the fest as one for pseudo-intellects: If you attending, reading or writing about the Jaipur Lit Fest then you are as much a part of the 'pseudo-intellectuals' as you profess them to be. Admit it, some good stuff is happening out there, some good thought leaders are speaking there, and if nothing else then the place itself is inspiring many to pick up a book. Much needed in the times we live in.