This year the Festival will look at gender equality in India in a series titled ‘Women Uninterrupted’, supported by UN Women to mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference on Gender, leading up to the world summit at the UN this September, as well as ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ that polarize
Bollywood remains a top draw at the Jaipur Literature Fest with a string of film celebrities like Waheeda Rahman, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad among others set to explore the intertwining of cinema with literature.
Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul, Booker winner Eleanor Catton, novelist Hanif Kureishi as well as travel writer Paul Theroux are among heavyweights lined up for the eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
A day after the noted author claimed that he had received inputs from Mumbai and Rajasthan police that paid assassins were on their way to eliminate him, security agencies have come with different versions on the same matter.
It started with a bang with sexually explosive content being discussed in a matter of fact way, but enter a few teenagers clad in school uniforms at the `pulp` session of the Jaipur Literature Festival Monday, and the content was "suitably moderated in accordance with the sensibilities of the audience".