Attention All Lovers of Literature and Music – Head to Jaipur

GET: a celebration of national and international writers that encompasses a range of activities including poetry, music & dance, debates, readings, impassioned panel discussions and workshops

IN: Diggi House, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan(India)

ON: Friday January 21 – Tuesday January 25, 10 am to 7 pm

IT: The festival is FREE and open to all. No prior registration is required. All you need to do is turn up!

For more information, go to: http://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/

Here are some fun articles on the festival:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Which-kind-of-Jaipur-Lit-Fest-visitor-will-you-be/Article1-650437.aspx

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/01/14/a-day-by-day-guide-to-the-jaipur-lit-fest/

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, the Asia-Pacific’s largest literary festival, is held every year for 5 days from 21–25 January in Jaipur, India. Entering its sixth year, the festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers & personalities including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Vikram Seth, Niall Ferguson, Kiran Desai, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Chandra, Steve Coll, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Hari Kunzru, Mohammed Hanif, Girish Karnad, Ashok Vajpeyi, Suketu Mehta,  Krishna Baldev Vaid, Andrew O’Hagan, Chitra Mudgal, K.Satchidanandan, Geoff Dyer, Amit Chaudhuri, Fatima Bhutto, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Michael Frayn, Stephen Frears, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, Uday Prakash, Christopher Hampton, Nadeem Aslam, Prasoon Joshi among many others.

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