JLF- Not To Miss Things In 11th Jaipur Literature Festival
By: Sandeep Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:41:56
Touted as the ‘Kumbh Mela of literature’ fests, Jaipur Literature Festival is once again set to host the biggest names in the world of literature and publishing. The 11th edition of the festival will take place from 25 to 29 January 2018 at the Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur. Here’s a list of sessions to look forward to during the five-day fest.
* Transalating Historical Fiction – Abhijit Kothari, Rita Kothari and Vikrant Pande
In conversation with Tridip Suhrud, this session promises to be interesting.
When: January 27, 12.30 pm
* Bridget Jones’ Diaries – Helen Fielding in conversation with Meru Gokhale
The novel gave us the term singleton and a protagonist, struggling to manage a career, relationship, weight issues and smoke addiction – we have all been where Bridget is at some point.
When: January 27, 11.15 am
* Lok Bhasha
Because it’s Hindi and we love our language.
When: January 27, 2.30 pm
* The Rosogolla Wars
Bengal may have won the Rosogolla tug-of-war with Odisha, with the Geographical Identifications (GI) authorities ruling in favour of Bengal, but the sweet belongs to every Indian with a sweet tooth.
When: January 26, 3.45 pm
* Afreen Afreen
Just the title, reminiscent of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s hit 1990s song, is a draw. But if the session is really about Urdu, as the title and the panel suggests it might be, then it sure promises to be interesting.
When: January 28, 11.15 am
* The Perils of Celebrity
With everyone in the family a celebrity, who better than this mother-daughter duo to give us a peek into the perks and the perils – are there any? – of being a celebrity.
When: January 28, 2.30 pm
* Book Launch Na Bairi Na Koi Begana
What was it like being child in the 1940s-50s India? This is portrait of crime writer Pathak’s growing up years, in his own words.
When: January 27, 1.40 pm
* Hindi Medium
Because we have loved films like English Vinglish and Hindi Medium, and it’s time to bring this up in public discourse.
When: January 29, 12.30 pm
* Litro World Series
It might be best to read a work of literature the language its originally written in, but why miss the story for not knowing a language?
When: January 27, 1.40 pm
* Globe to Globe
Can there be a literary meet without some Shakespeare?
When: January 27, 5.15 Pm
* The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs in India
Did you know that Jurassic Park, the film that made dinosaurs so popular in our times, completes 25 years this year?
When: January 28, 10 am