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17th Jaipur Literature Festival 2024 To Begin From February 1


The Jaipur Literature Festival, often referred to as the “greatest literary show on Earth,” is an annual gathering of some of the most brilliant minds in the world. The 17th edition of this iconic event is set to take place from February 1 to February 5, 2024, promising to be a magnificent congregation of intellectual exploration.

25 Brilliant Speakers Set the Stage

One of the major highlights of this literary spectacle is the impressive lineup of 25 brilliant speakers. These experts from diverse fields will engage in meaningful conversations, which lie at the heart of the festival’s mission. Their presence has ignited more excitement for this upcoming edition, making it an event to look forward to.

List of 25 Speakers at the Jaipur Literature Festival:

Sno. Name Notable Works/ Description
1 Akhil Katyal “Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems,” “How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross.”
2 Amia Srinivasan “The Right to Sex.”
3 Andrew Quintman “The Life of Milarepa.”
4 Arundhathi Subramaniam Notable Indian poet with a Sahitya Akademi Award.
5 Bonnie Garmus “Lessons in Chemistry.”
6 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni “The Palace of Illusions,” “The Last Queen.”
7 Damon Galgut Booker Prize winner.
8 Diana Evans Orange Award winner.
9 Gulzar Saab Over 100 books to his credit.
10 Hernan Diaz “Trust and in the Distance.”
11 Kai Bird “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”
12 Katie Kitamura PEN longlisted “Intimacies.”
13 Kelly Dorji “The Hidden Rainbow.”
14 Luke Syson Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.
15 Justice Madan B. Lokur Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Fiji.
16 Malcolm Turnbull AC 29th Prime Minister of Australia.
17 Maria Goretti “From My Kitchen to Yours.”
18 Merve Emre Author of “The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway.”
19 Navdeep Suri Former Indian Ambassador to the UAE, High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador to Egypt, and Consul General in Johannesburg.
20 Roger Cohen Pulitzer Prize and George Polk award recipient.
21 Sarnath Banerjee Accomplished in graphic novels, art, and filmmaking.
22 Shumona Sinha Author of “Down with the Poor!”
23 Vincent Brown “The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery,” “Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War.”
24 Vivek Shanbhag Author of 13 works of fiction.
25 Yascha Mounk “The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time,” “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure.”

Venue and Dates

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2024 will be held at the exquisite Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. The event will span from February 1 to February 5, and it’s expected to retain its characteristic flavor, substance, and scale. This literary fiesta aims to bring together writers, readers, connoisseurs, influencers, and thinkers in an environment that fosters intellectual exchange.

The Theme: Stories Unite Us

The theme for the 17th Jaipur Literature Festival is “Stories Unite Us.” This theme underscores the transformative power of literature and how it reflects and brings society together. The festival will explore the profound impact of storytelling, emphasizing the unifying nature of narratives across cultures and languages.

Celebrating Linguistic Diversity

As in previous years, the festival will celebrate linguistic diversity by featuring a wide spectrum of languages. It will host sessions focusing on literary works in languages such as Assamese, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu. This celebration of linguistic diversity is a testament to the festival’s commitment to inclusivity and the recognition of the power of language in uniting people.

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