All the book lovers who have travelled from everywhere just to visit their love at the 11th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival from 25th to 29th January, there are some mind-blowing sessions awaiting you.
- 25th January, 4.45pm in conversation with Swati Chopra
Padmini: The Spirited Queen of Chittor by Mridula BehariThe session is dedicated to the beautiful Rajpoot queen who has been much in talks these days. From book to a film, this session is a must attend due to the importance of her in the country at the moment.
- 26th January, 1.40pm in conversation with Vinod Dua
Manto: The Man and the Legend – Nandita Das and Nawazuddin SiddiquiThe artists of the industry share their take on the legendary Sadat Hasan Manto.
- 26th January, 3.45pm in conversation with Sampurna Chattarji
The Rosogolla Wars – Ajoy Bose, Arunava Sinha, Sanjoy K. Roy, Sudeep Chakravarti and Swapan DasguptaRosogolla should be the national sweet of India because of its consistency, texture and endless love. But this session is not devoted to how great Rosogolla is but the Geographical Identifications authorities have ruled in favor of Bengal for the Rosogolla war against Odisha.
- 27th January, 11.15am in conversation with Meru Gokhale
Bridget Jones’ Diaries – Helen FieldingThe novel has managed to impart the idea that “from nothing we can be something”. Bridget is an idol because her issues are real and we all associate with her in some way, so attend this session and turn your life around.
- 27th January, 12.30 pm in conversation with Tridip Suhrud
In the same spirit, Itihaas- Transalating Historical Fiction – Abhijit Kothari, Rita Kothari and Vikrant PandeAs the name suggests the session promises to be spirited and enlightening.
- 27th January, 1.40pm in conversation with Poonam Saxena
Book Launch – Na Bairi Na Koi Begana – Surendra Mohan PathakPathak tells his own story of the 1940s-50s when he was growing up and was becoming the person he is today.
- 27th January, 1.40pm in conversation with Eric Akoto
Litro World Series: India: The Power of Fiction Across Borders and of Translation – Shashi Tharoor, Suki Kim, Tishani Doshi and Vivek ShanbagHear the story of the language of literature.
- 27th January, 2.30pm in conversation with Anu Singh Choudhary and introduced by Namita Gokhale
Lok Bhasha: The Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year – Ashok Vajpeyi, Chitra Mudgal, Pankaj Dubey, Saurabh Dwivedi and Vinod Dua Hindi is the most versed language in the country after English and it makes us feel at home.
- 27th January, 3.45pm in conversation with Amrita Tripathi
The Wodehouse Effect – Philip Norman, Shashi Tharoor and Swapan DasguptaThe legacy must continue of experiences and exaggeration.
- 27th January, 5.15pm in conversation with Tom Stoppard
Globe to Globe: Why Hamlet Works in Every Country of the World – Dominic DromgooleTo attend or not to attend that is the question. But Shakespeare work demands to be attended.
- 28th January, 10am
The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs in India – Pradip Krishen and Pranay LalJurassic Park completes 25 years in 2018. But the dinosaurs have been alarming us for millions of years.
- 28th January, 11.15am in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar
Afreen Afreen – Nasera Sharma and Rakshanda JalilThe session about the most melodious language in the world ‘Urdu’ and is a must attend because they will surely play Afreen Afreen, the hit song.
- 28th January, 2.30pm in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy
The Perils of Celebrity – Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila TagoreThe mother-daughter duo, tap into their own life to tell us the perks and perils of being a celebrity.
- 29th January, 12.30pm in conversation with Anu Singh
Hindi Medium: Language and Elitism – Annie Montaut, Avinash Das, Satyanand Nirupam, Satya Vyas and Vineet KumarFilms on language like Hindi Medium and English-Vinglish deserve the attention of the public. Say no to language shaming.
- 29th January, 5.15pm moderated by Namita Bhandare
#MeToo: Do Men Still Have It Easy? Bee Rowlatt, John Freeman, Pinky Anand, Ruchira Gupta, Sandip Roy, John Freeman and Vinod Dua.There are far too many #MeToo’s in the world and social media has only been able to tell us a few stories.