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Jaipur Literature Festival

The rape discourse

Bollywood bloc
The Public Philosopher session by "rockstar philosopher" Michael Sandel focussed on the December 16 rape and the protests that followed. For once, many more women than men participated in the discussions. HT reports.

Pico-Nama, a Jaipur story

Pico Iyer
"I don't think technology is a bad thing as far as spirituality is concerned. I just fear the instant means of communication today is drowning our voice," Pico Iyer tells me at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Jairaj Singh reports.

Interview | Amjad Ali Khan
'It’s my gurudakshina to father'

Amjad Ali Khan
He was born with a legacy to carry forward. And sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has taken it to unimaginable heights. "This is my 'gurudakshina' to my father," says Khan of his book, which was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival today. Praneta Jha reports.

Interview | Ananya Vajpeyi
'Why was Tagore against nationalism?'

Ananya Vajpeyi
Ananya Vajpeyi's Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India is a book that everyone interested in the evolution of the ideas that shaped the modern Indian nation should read. Manjula Narayan reports.

'Let all languages be treated as national language'

Hindi-English Bhai Bhai
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.


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.