New Delhi, The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is all set for its 12th edition, scheduled for January 24-28 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the Grande dame of discourse and seamless conversation.
Having become a global literary phenomenon and hosted nearly 2000 speakers and a million book-lovers from across the world in the past decade, it continues to be a democratic, platform of literary and artistic traditions.
It has hosted over 2000 speakers in the past years and even this year they have released a list of eminent speakers from all across the globe.
The Festival, a dynamic coming together of ideas, and a literary, musical, artistic, culinary and historic extravaganza, has hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcomed over a million book lovers in the past decade.
Seven things to look forward to at the upcoming edition are– The ‘Jaipur Music Stage’ which runs in the evenings from January 24-27 parallel to the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, is your passport to go on an intense discovery of a world of music in the course of four exciting days.
‘The Festival Bazaar’– every year, a part of the Festival is transformed into a heaving, pulsating bazar where artisans, craftsmen, and designers and entrepreneurs display and sell a vast array of hard-to-resist wares including embroidered shawls, exquisite minakari jewellery, funky stationery, edgy gifts, chic couture, spiffy footwear, exciting home decor.
‘Heritage Evenings’ –each year the Festival celebrates Jaipur’s built and cultural heritage in a series of breathtaking events supported by Rajasthan Tourism. This year these will be at the Jawahar Kala Kendra and the Amber Fort.
‘Book-signing Sessions and Launches’– If you are literary groupie and will do anything to stalk your favourite author and queue up at dawn to buy his/her latest release as soon as it hits the stores, the Festival has special book-signing kiosks at all venues and you can get authors like Anita Nair, Anuradha Roy, Ben Okri, Colson Whitehead, Gulzar, Germaine Greer, Jeffery Archer, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Tharoor, Sohaila Abdulali and many more to sign copies on the sidelines of their sessions.
‘The Delegate Experience’– While the Festival is open to all, a special experience can be sought through curated Delegated Packages which give an opportunity for a close-up view of the Festival.
‘A Culinary Treat’– The five days of festivities at the Festival also offer a chance to indulge in a delectable culinary affair.
‘Art at JLF’– Whether you’re a fan of Marc Quinn, arguably one of the leading contemporary artistes today or have a soft spot for the various traditional art forms of India, or just want a stunning backdrop for that picture perfect moment, there’s plenty of art going around at the Festival.