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Jaipur Literature Festival

'Let all languages be treated as national language'

The session on 'Hindi-English Bhai Bhai' had the audience burst into laughter with panelists Ashok Vajpeyi, Bhalchandra Nemade, Udaya Narayana Singh and Ira Pande, moderated by Ravish Kumar. Anurupa Sen reports.

Market values solving our moral dilemmas?

If you were the head of a school, would you pay students money to study more and get better grades? At an interactive session presented by HT, "rockstar philosopher" Michael Sandel threw this and other thorny questions at the crowd. Zehra Kazmi reports.

Literature in lyrics and poetry lost in Indian cinema, feels Javed Akhtar

Lyricist and script writer, Javed Akhtar, during the session on 'Bollywood and National narrative' spoke about the degradation and loss of aesthetics in language in films, lyrics and poems. Anurupa Sen reports.

40 women writers to address feminism, gender at Jaipur fest

Women will be a powerful voice at the sixth annual DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Jan 24-28 with iconic writers like Diana Eck, leading Arab novelist Ahdaf Soueif, Aminatta Forna and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak addressing issues related to women in literature and the intellectual space.

We’re in Jaipur to make friends, say Pakistani writers

We are here to make friends, Pakistani writers M.A. Farooqi and Jamil Ahmed said Thursday on day one of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Indian author shortlisted for Man Booker

Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among 10 other authors for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction. Ananthamurthy, 80, is the only Indian among to have made it to the final list of the prestigious prize announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur today.

How to become a published writer

So you want to be a writer? But how do you go from the fuzzy ideas in your head to having a published book? The session, 'Maps for Lost Writers: Nurturing Creativity', sought to address questions that puzzle aspiring writers. Praneta Jha reports.



Who is your favourite author at this year's Jaipur Literature Festival?

The much-awaited DSC Jaipur Literature Festival has been scheduled from 24th to 28th January, 2013, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, where literary talents from across the globe meet. Tell us about your favourite author.