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Jaipur Literature Festival

'Great films are from simple texts'

Never judge a book by its movie, said JW Eagan. The big-league writers and theatre directors in a session on 'Adaptations' at JLF seemed to share the sentiment. Praneta Jha reports.

An angry fix

"Prof Ashis Nandy made a bad statement with good intentions, however as far as I know he was never against reservation. The controversy should end here," said acclaimed Dalit author Kancha Ilaiah. HT reports.

Don't leave city, lit fest planners told

The Jaipur police on Monday examined the footage of Ashis Nandy's "controversial statement" and asked the Jaipur Literature Festival organisers not to leave Jaipur without informing the police.

Anti-Dalit remarks: Police summons Ashish Nandy

Jaipur Police on Tuesday issued a notice to sociologist Ashis Nandy asking him to appear before it in connection with his controversial remarks against SC and STs at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Rajasthan police in Delhi to quiz Ashis Nandy

The Rajasthan police on Wednesday will question sociologist Ashis Nandy over his anti-Dalit remarks in Delhi. Ashis Nandy was summoned to Jaipur on Tuesday but he failed to appear.

Jaipur Literature Festival to focus on Indian writing

Writers from India and abroad will meet at the sixth Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur Jan 24-28 for five days to discuss literature. The festival will also highlight Indian language writing to explore transitions in literary ethos.

Writers, readers had a busy year

The literary scene in 2012 was at its vibrant best going by what Indians read and wrote and there was substantial progress on the digital front, besides several ventures, controversies and author visits during the year.

Foreign writers at Jaipur lit fest: William Dalrymple

A star-studded lineup of international writers, including Commonwealth Prize winner Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone, Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and Orange Prize winners Linda Grant and Madeline Miller, will lend glamour to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Feb 24-28.

Rhyme and reason

The Jaipur Literature Festival starts next week, and now, almost every major metropolis — Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram — has its own such big literary fest.

Dalai Lama at DSC Jaipur lit fest

The Buddha will smile on the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival this year when the 14th Dalai Lama attends the literary carnival on the eve of the discussion,"The Buddha in Literature' Jan 25.

Trouble brews over Jaipur literature fest guest list

Controversy hounded the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday as different groups made demands that were shot down by the organisers.

In shadow of a row, Mahasweta Devi to open Jaipur lit fest

The festival will formally open at the Diggi Palace lawns with a keynote address, "Oh! To Live Again" Jan 24 by renowned Bengali writer and intellectual Mahasweta Devi.

The Jaipur Kumbh — for the love of books & ideas

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. Here's what you must attend! Jaipur Literature Festival: Must Attend List | Jaipur Literature Festival: Flashback

Get bookmarked, Jaipur Literature Festival opens today

The Jaipur Literature Festival is a unique celebration of writing that has grown into something bigger and more wonderful to anything we could ever have hoped when we first conceived this festival. William Dalrymple writes. Jaipur lit fest is here

Jaipur lit fest flags off with pitch for equitable world

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013, possibly the most high profile gathering of litterateurs in Asia, kicked off today with rights campaigner and Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi saying that "the right to dream should be made a fundamental right".
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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.
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