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At the third Jaipur Literature Festival, here's what we overheard... what visitors liked and what they didn't.

books Updated: Jan 31, 2008 19:37 IST

At the third Jaipur Literature Festival, here's what we overheard... what visitors liked and what they didn't.



William Dalrymple to Aamir Khan

:


"Someone was asking me what a Bollywood superstar is doing at a literary festival and I said he's here because he's a great reader."



Author Jaishree Misra to Ian McEwan:


"Hi, I'm Jaishree Misra and I'm probably your biggest fan."



Mita Kapur, literary agent:


"If you look around, you'll only see social butterflies from Delhi. It's a literary festival - where are the students?"



Mahaveer Sharma, managing trustee, Jaipur Virasat Foundation:

"Jaipurias are as good as Dilliwalas. The difference is that people here (in Jaipur) are late by only half an hour."



William Dalrymple on Fatima Bhutto:


"I felt she was very bright and though I haven't read any of her poetry, I have read her articles and I think she is."



A guard to some locals:


"

Nobel jeetne waale log hai, sab kuch likhtein hain aur yahaan aaye hain bhaashan deene

."