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Readers and writers, pack your bags. Jaipur Literature Festival opened its gates on Thursday, 24 January.

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 opened its gates on Thursday, 24 January
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Readers and writers, the third day of the biggest and the most-awaited Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in the Pink City, with a promising lineup.

The historic Diggi Palace is hosting the five-day festival, with over 350 writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians and more at the annual literary extravaganza.

In the session, ‘Process: The Writer at Work,’ five authors from around the world, Álvaro Enrigue, Ahdaf Soueif, Colson Whitehead, Hari Kunzru and Yann Martel discussed their search for inspiration.

Musician and writer Vidya Shah mesmerized the audience with a stellar performance at the festival, which is an amalgamation of literature, art and music.

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  • Neelesh Mishra spoke of the many lives he inhabits as a writer, journalist, editor, oral storyteller and more
  • Five authors from around the world discuss the process of producing a great novel in ‘Process: The Writer at Work’
  • Andre Aciman, author of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and Yann Martel, author of ‘Life of Pi’, are the star authors to watch out for
9:19 AM, 26 Jan

Jeffrey Archer and His Love Affair With Indian Cricket

Jeffrey Archer, who fielded questions on the Indian cricket team for a change, said, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are really good cricketers and congratulated the team for defeating the Australians.

“My personal hero remains Rahul Dravid. I just think his style is wonderful. It was a privilege to watch him. Of course there is Sachin Tendulkar as well,” he added.

5:56 AM, 26 Jan

Vidya Shah Brings Classical Notes to Life

  • Musician and writer Vidya Shah
  • Musician and writer Vidya Shah

Bringing classical notes to life at the Jaipur Literature Festival, musician and writer Vidya Shah mesmerizes the audience with a stellar performance on the Front Lawn.

5:27 AM, 26 Jan

Where Does a Great Novel Come From?

How do novelists come up with their words? What is the actual process of producing a great and memorable novel? Five authors from around the world, Álvaro Enrigue, Ahdaf Soueif, Colson Whitehead, Hari Kunzru and Yann Martel discussed their search for inspiration with Chandrahas Choudhury.

5:15 AM, 26 Jan

Neelesh Mishra Speaks of the Many Lives He Inhabits

In the session ‘The Storywallah: Writing Across Borders,’ Neelesh Mishra speaks of the many lives he inhabits as a writer, journalist, editor, oral storyteller, rural raconteur, scriptwriter and lyricist. The session also throws light on content and commitment, community journalism and the authentic voices of rural India.


Published: 23 Jan 2019, 11:07 PM IST
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