The city of Jaipur has several facets to it. The place is beyond its heritage, erstwhile aristocracy and glorious past. The pink city is also known as a paradise of wisdom and intellect or Choti Kashi (Varanasi). Not because of the number of temples, but intellectual (well educated and pandits)it had centuries ago. Those people were well read and potentially had great knowledge about Science and religion.
Taking the leaf out of the fact, the Jaipur Literature Festival or JLF came into being in the year 2006. Since then, it has become the world’s biggest literature fest. These five-days long festival witnesses book lovers and literature enthusiasts from across the globe flock here at Diggi Palace, the venue of the festival in large numbers. The 14th edition of this grandeur event is expected to break all the numbers of visitors. Currently, Zee is the title sponsor of the lit. fest which is organized by Team Works. It’s a
Registrations at JLF are divided into categories; Delegates, Media, Speakers, Volunteers and the General Public. There are nominal charges for delegates and speakers (including food and beverages). For booking the berths, you can visit the official website of the event www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org
For the purpose of keeping the organization lively, competitions like blogging contest, quiz contest, essay writing contest and youth outreach are organized. These activities involve the visitors and literature aficionados during the course of the time.
Musical events and
The days blossom with sessions by prominent speakers, hosts and gathering of people. But the nights are no less awesome. Renowned musicians, artists and bands perform at venues like Amber Fort, Hotel Clarks Amer, Jawahar Kala Kendra and of course at Diggi Palace as well.
Speakers in 2019
Hundreds of writers, novelists, journalists authors, poets, speakers, filmmakers, actors and delegates from the field of arts and many others will assemble during this prestigious ceremony of intellects. Some of them are Ashok Chakradhar, Ashwin Sanghi, Guneet Monga, Gurcharan Das, Hardeep Singh Puri, Karan Thapar,Manisha Koirala, Meghna Gulzar, Gulzar, Namita Bhandare, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple, Usha Uthup, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Sonal Mansingh, Shashi Tharoor, Steve Coll, Shabana Azmi, Salman Khursheed, Sagarika Ghose, Sreenivasan Jain, Vishnu Som, Sachin Pilot, SY Quraishi, Ruby Wax, Rajdeep Sardesai and Puspesh Pant to name a few. Various other people can be added at the last moment. The schedules are subjected to change.