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Breaking stereotypes, Muslim women discuss sexuality at JLF

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 17:09

When women writers from Islamic countries discuss sexuality and erotic poems, taboos and male dominance, and mull over breaking free from conservative norms, the audience is bound to be large.

Casteist comment: Police seek video of Nandy`s remarks, author leaves Jaipur

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 13:50

Police have sought video of author Ashis Nandy`s controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt" made at the Jaipur Literary Festival even as he left the city.

Digvijay rebuts Rushdie`s charge

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 19:27

Digvijay Singh dismissed Salman Rushdie`s charge that his presence at the Jaipur Literary Festival was blocked because of the party`s useless electoral calculations.

Sibal faces political queries on literary platform

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:54

Kapil Sibal`s poetry reading session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival turned into a political discussion.

Rushdie won’t come to India, govt denies role

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:43

Congress on Friday said it was Rushdie`s "individual" decision as there was no restriction on his coming to the country.

Jaipur literary festival begins today sans Rushdie

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 09:26

While mystery still surrounds the visit of Salman Rushdie, the Jaipur Literature Festival will kick off today with an array of international and Indian writers and global celebrities including TV mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Salman Rushdie under SIMI threat: Centre

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 12:43

The Centre on Wednesday issued an alert about a nefarious plan by a leader of Students Islamic Movement of India, targeting controversial author Salman Rushdie in case he plans to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012.

Nations can be divided, language cannot: Javed Akhtar

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 18:33

He is the noted poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from Bollywood, who has penned the screenplay of super hit films like ‘Sholay’ and ‘Don’. Yes, you guessed it right; we are talking about Javed Akhtar.

Jaipur Literary Festival 2011 opens with a bang

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 14:17

Diggi Palace, the official venue for the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival 2011 looked every bit splendid as a beautiful bride, decked with all with its regal charm and finery. The fest opened with bracing Rajasthani folk tunes as writers from India and various parts of the sub-continent and the world gathered in Jaipur to participate in the lit fete.

Jaipur literary festival to show India`s global role

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 18:28

Asia`s largest literary festival kicks off this weekend in Jaipur, a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors.