The Jaipur Literature Festival or JLF is back and gone completely 11 years until 29 January. Jaipur is one of India’s most priced gems where world largest Literature Festival held every year in winter. The year will also witness the participation of a host of writers, artists.
The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is an excellent and fun experience event. The decoration all around the Diggi Palace is a sight to the sore eyes. It feels like a completely another world with various region peoples and the venue unique decoration. It is colorful fest where all art from are there from culture, books, ethnicity and local Rajasthani art.
The themes and way of decoration came with some twist. The ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival is also colorful but with some changes in way of decoration. Let’s check out the previous year’s decoration and theme.
JLF 2015 is the 8th edition of Jaipur Lit Fest. The theme of 2015 is The Seven Deadly Sins. The cultural and literary theorist Homi K Bhabha inspires and a question about their favorite sins as per themes. One of their fellows Gokhale said she believed anger was the deadliest one. Hindi litterateur Vajpeyi said it was adultery for them and British-Irish novelist McBride’s response: lust. The speakers and novelists face debate that inspires the audiences.
The venue of The JLF 2015 attract the speakers and the listener with unique decoration. JLF is a combination of art and culture. The entrance of Diggi place is decorated with the colorful linens and colorful puppet linens. The colorful umbrella decoration is attraction point of the decoration. The decoration is focused on the Rajasthani style and food stalls also contribute the Rajasthani culture.
JLF 2016 is the 9th edition of Jaipur Lit Fest. The theme of 2016 is Privacy, Migration and Navigating Modernity Main Themes. The highlight of JLF 2016 is the dynamics of the rapidly changing world around us with modernity and development.
The attraction point of JLF venues is their decoration. The 3D art characters catch the huge eyes and increase the footfalls in the JLF fest. The 3D installation from the world of the book like Anna Karenina, Red Riding Hood and other. The aim of the 3D art is to aware the people about recycling the object. The artists spend a month to build up this beautiful decoration.
JLF 2016 is the 10th edition of Jaipur Lit Fest. The theme of 2017 is Freedom to Dream: India at 70. The theme is about the past, present, and future of India after completion of 70 years of freedom. This year of JLF has lively debates around modern India in the context of its history and future. The five-day festival is conducted by 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular culture icons and about 3.30 lakh audiences.
The decoration of 2017 JLF fest is colorful. The traditional Rajasthani peoples are there to highlight our tradition in front of the foreigners. These men perform the Rajasthani folk dance. There are puppet shows. Many puppets are used to decorate the venue from small to large. It is gorgeous, full of art, and insists on coming back next year.
The 11th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 is running now until 29 January. The famous Jaipur Fest ”JLF 2018” begins. The highlight of the 11th JLF is a feminine voice. The speaker Angela Saini’s conduct the session about their book inferior, how women are treated and ignored as a scientist. Jlf is placed hears itself think and listens to itself argue.
The Diggi Palace is again decorated with the Rajasthani style. As usual decoration theme was the same. The colorful linens all over. But this time, additional was. An entrance was decorated with wooden colorful frames. The tassels with mirror decoration enhance the beauty of the Diggi Palace.
On 9:15-9: 50 am: Morning Music by Azeem Ahmed Alvi at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn
On 10:00am – 11am
Session 33: Dr. Ambedkar and his Legacy by Chintan Chandrachud, Christophe Jaffrelot, Manoranjan Byapari and Sukhadeo Thorat in conversation with Pragya Tiwari at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 34: Whose Interpretation Is It Anyway? by Dipankar Gupta, Homi K. Bhabha and Sheela Reddy in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 35: Culture Curry by Huib Schippers, Nandita Das, Roly Keating, Satish Gupta and Sayeeda Leghari in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent
Session 36: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris in conversation with Chiki Sarkar at Amity university Baithak.
Session 37: The Last of the Tattooed Headhunters by Peter Bos and Phejin Konyak introduced by Ma Thida at Durbar Hall.
Session 38: The Man From The Egg by Sudha Murty in conversation with Puneeta Roy at AU Bank Samvad
On 11:15am – 12:15pm
Session 39: Revolutionary Poets: On Hamlet, Haider and Shakespeare’s Ability to Speak Truth to Power by Preti Taneja and Vishal Bhardwaj in conversation at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 40: The Empire Writes Back by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Charmaine Craig, Jeet Thayil and Linda Spalding in conversation with Pico Iyer at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn
Session 41: Visible Work, Invisible Women by Kota Neelima and Namita Waikar in conversation with Namita Bhandare at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent
Session 42: Letters to Gandhi by Tridip Suhrud in conversation with Rita Kothari at Amity University Baithak.
Session 43: Film Screening Something to Write Home About: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney by Cathy Brown and Glenn Patterson in conversation at Durbar Hall.
Session 44: The Hit Man: Anurag Kashyap in Conversation by Anurag Kashyap in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo at AU Bank Samvad
Independent Magazine Roundtable by D.P. Agrawal, Eric Akoto, Indira Chandrasekhar, Neelima Tikku, Sam Cooney, Shireen Quadri, Sunandan Roy Chowdhury and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Subhro Bandopadhyay at Jaipur Bookmark Haveli.
On 12:30pm – 1.30pm
Session 45: The Frontline Club by Adrian Levy, Carlo Pizzati, Jeffrey Gettleman, Peter Bergen and Suki Kim in conversation with Suhasini Haidar at Cox & Kings Charbagh
Session 46. Dreamers: Looking at Young India by Snigdha Poonam in conversation with Akhil Katyal, Gaurav Solanki, Gurmehar Kaur, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Prashant Jha and Prayaag Akbar at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn
Session 47: Harishchandra For the Twenty-First Century by Rohan Murty, Sudha Murty and Vanamala Viswanatha in conversation with Sharmila Sen at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent
Session 48: Scandinavian Noir by Carin Gerhardsen, Minna Lindgren and Odd Harald Hauge in conversation with Zac O’Yeah at Amity University Baithak.
Session 49: Choices: The Private and the Public by Paramita Satpathy and Suchita Malik in conversation with Malashri Lal at Durbar Hall.
Session 50: Congo Journey by Redmond O’Hanlon introduced by Maya Jasanoff at AU BankSamvad.
Vitaran: Distribution in Indian Publishing by Aditi Maheshwari Goyal with Deepchand Sankhla, K.Srinivas Rao, Maya Mrig, Prashant Bissa, Ravi Deecee, Shailesh Bharatwasi and Vikas Singh at Haveli
On 1:40pm – 2:20pm
Session 51: Swachh Bharat: Taking Responsibility for Change by Angela Saini, Gurcharan Das, Hema Maira, Jeffrey Gettleman and Uday Mahurkar in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 51a: Manto: The Man and the Legend by Nandita Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in conversation with Vinod Dua at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 51b: Oceania: Yonder and Beyond by Greg Sheridan, Harinder Sidhu and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Amitabh Mattoo at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent.
Session 51c: Of Dastarkhans and Diet Regimes: Cookbooks Across Generations by Chand Sur, Shvetha Jaishankar and Sunita Kohli in conversation with Poonam Surie at Amity University Baithak.
Session 51d: Book Launch Himalayan Arc: East of South East by edited by Namita Gokhale, readings and conversations with Janice Pariat, John Elliott, Ma Thida, Manoj Joshi, Prajwal Parajuly, Salil Tripathi and Sujeev Shakya at AU BankSamvad.
On 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Session 52: The End of Work: Automation and Entrepreneurship byAlan Rosling, Carlo Pizzati, David McWilliams, and Rashmi Bansal in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 53: The Great Survivor by Hamid Karzai in conversation with William Dalrymple at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 54: Beyond the University: Higher Education and Development by Dipankar Gupta, Martin Puchner and Matt Reed in conversation with Malashri Lal at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent.
Session 55: Telling the Stories of 833 million by P. Sainath introduced by Amita Baviskar at Amity University Baithak.
Session 56: Sahitya Ki Parampara: Samaaj ki Sanskriti by Hitesh Shankar, Mridula Behari, Pankaj Dubey and Saurabh Dwivedi in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal at Durbar Hall.
Session 57: The Spirit of the Game: Cricket vs Football by Novy Kapadia and Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Sanjeeb Mukherjea at AU Bank Samvad.
On 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Session 58: The Rosogolla Wars by Ajoy Bose, Arunava Sinha, Sanjoy K. Roy, Sudeep Chakravarti and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 59: Nude: The Poet Within by Vishal Bhardwaj in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 60: The Writer and the World by Markus Dohle, Michael Puett, Maya Jasanoff and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Nikhil Kumar at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent.
Session 61: Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey by Christopher de Bellaigue and Kaya Genç in conversation with Suzy Hansen at Amity University Baithak.
Session 62: The Vanishing Stepwells of India by Aman Nath, Jutta Jain-Neubauer and Victoria Lautman in conversation with Rima Hooja at Durbar Hall
Session 63: Spotlight: The Hunt for Truth by Michael Rezendes in conversation with Sreenivasan Jain at AU BankSamvad.
Language, Identity, and Translation: Anna Cecilia Moulton, Annie Montaut, Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Han Yujoo, Mridula Nath Chakraborty and Tara June Winch in conversation with Sudeep Sen at Jaipur Bookmark Haveli.
On 4.45pm – 5:15pm
Session 63a: Book Launch: Memories of Fire by Ashok Chopra, launch by Gurcharan Das at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session 63b: Ojas Art Award at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 63c. A Tribute to Gauri Lankesh by Chandan Gowda in conversation with Kota Neelima and Salil Tripathi at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent.
Session63d: Introducing Clouds by Chandrahas Choudhury in conversation with Philip A. Lutgendorf at Amity University Baithak.
Session 63e: Book Launch O’My Mindby Gulab Kothari at Durbar Hall.
Session: 63f: Book LaunchScattered Rays by Poonam Surie in conversation with T.C.A. Raghavan at AU BankSamvad.
On 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Session 64: The Day of the Dragon: China and the Future of Asia by Michael Puett, Michael Vatikiotis and Tom Miller in conversation with Suhasini Haidar at Cox & Kings Charbagh.
Session65: Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech in India by Abhinav Chandrachud, Ashok Vajpeyi, Pinky Anand and Vani Tripathi Tikoo in conversation with Salil Tripathi at Bank of Baroda Front Lawn.
Session 66: Milarepa: The Master and His Teachings by Andrew Quintman, Judy Lief, Tenzing Lamsang in conversation with Nikko Odiseos at Rajen Kilachand Mughal Tent.
Session 67: This is Not America by Alan Friedman, C. Raja Mohan and Greg Sheridan in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra at Amity University Baithak.
Session 68: The Art, Arms and Armour of Rajasthan by B.N. Goswamy, Naman P. Ahuja, Rima Hooja, Robert Elgood and Yashashwini Chandra in conversation with William Dalrymple at Durbar Hall.
Session 69: Poetry Hour 7×7: Kavita Nirantar: by Akhil Katyal, Gerður Kristný, Maya Mrig, Punam Chadha-Joseph, Sudeep Sen and Vimlesh Sharma, moderated by Mohini Gupta at AU BankSamvad..
Translating India by Arunava Sinha, K.Srinivas Rao Mini Krishnan, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Tridip Suhrud and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Aditi Maheshwari Goyal Followed by Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award 2018 at Jaipur Bookmark Haveli.
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