Zee Media Bureau/ Aparna Mudi
Jaipur: The calenders have been marked, tickets have been booked, registrations done. Every bibliophile in India is headed towards Jaipur for the annual Jaipur Literature Festival being held from 17th to the 21st of January.
Some of the biggest names from the art and literature fraternity is to speak during this festival. Here are some that you must not miss
Starting the ceremonies, the keynote speaker Amartya Sen, is a Nobel Prize winning economist. Mr Sen is one of the brightest minds of the country and has been in the limelight for bringing several controversial discussions to the fore.
Apart from Amartya Sen, some other literature giants are also going to speak during the festival. Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Nair, Amish Tripathi, Jerry Pinto and Anand Neelakantan are some of the prominent speakers from India.
Several international writers are also going to be present for workshops and talks. Bollywood bigwigs are also set to attend the show and take the stage. Critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar, lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi, English actor Rupert Everett, Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor, Olympic Medalist Mary Kom are among the big names to attend the fest.
Apart from this, Jaipur Literature Festival is a paradise for music lovers, with a plethora of local musicians and musical groups who perform furing the 5 day festival.
Hope the literati make the most of the awaited festival this time!