Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


As the forthcoming seventeenth version of the Jaipur Literature Festival, scheduled to run from February 1 to five at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, attracts close to, Festival Producer Teamwork Arts offered a preview of the competition in New Delhi just lately.

The literary extravaganza will see a variety of linguistic variety with periods on 16 Indian and eight worldwide languages.

The Indian languages embody — Assamese, Awadhi, Banjara language — Lamani (Lambada), Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kurukh, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Tamil, Toda and Urdu.

For its 2024 version, the competition will host about 550 audio system and artists throughout an unlimited array of nationalities, in addition to recipients of main awards such because the Booker, the International Booker, the Pulitzer, the Sahitya Akademi, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, the JCB Prize for Literature, and so forth.

It will characteristic a variety of themes, together with Fiction & Non-Fiction, Literary Criticism, History, Politics & Current Affairs, Economics, Poetry, Art & Culture, Art & Architecture, Translation, Graphic Novels, Gender, Science & Medicine, Food & Memory, Biographies & Memoir, Mythology, Spirituality & Religion, Mental Health, Fashion & Lifestyle, Law & Justice, Geopolitics, Sports, Crime Fiction, Climate Change + Environment & Climate Justice, Pet Parents + Pets & Animals, Cities, Literary Icons Through The Ages, Bollywood & Cinema, amongst others.

Namita Gokhale, author and co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival, stated, “In this, our seventeenth year, we remain committed to the rich diversity of our multilingual literary heritage. We have writers from over twenty-five nationalities. Sixteen Indian languages shall be represented, including those from the evocative oral traditions. We explore a universe of ideas and themes — mathematics to music, camels to cuisine, environment to economics, and fiction to faction.”

“William Dalrymple, writer, historian, and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, said, “Every yr we try to increase the bar on the Jaipur Literature Festival, however 2024 will likely be our most interesting competition but. We are proud to current virtually all of the yr’s most celebrated writers from all over the world: the best novelists and poets, environmentalists and investigative journalists, historians and biographers, scientists and economists, artists and artwork historians, journey writers and humourists, literary critics and philosopher-feminists: a free-flowing gathering of nice literary minds and extraordinary thinkers that is sort of a international tremendous symposium or mega college opening its gates for anybody who needs to attend for 5 entire days without cost.”

Sanjoy Ok. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, who produce the Jaipur Literature Festival, stated, “Embarking on Jaipur Literature Festival 2024, our vision is one of inclusivity, uniting the finest in literary excellence and fostering interdisciplinary conversations on a global scale. Our Festival proudly embodies pluralism, diversity and multilingualism, showcasing more than 24 languages, with 16 hailing from India. The 2024 edition continues our commitment to fundamental values, focusing on engaging the youth, creating a democratic and accessible platform, and ensuring free and equitable participation for all.”

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