10 Years of Jaipur Literature Festival Kicks Off In Poetic Style

JLF is back with its 10th edition. And Shillong Chamber Choir graced the fest with their musical start.

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The tenth edition of JLF kicks open. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)

Jaipur Literature Festival has seen nine successful years and has kicked off into its tenth. The regular bigwigs were dutifully present on Day One.

The founders of JLF, William Darlymple, Sanjoy Roy and Namita Gokhale, inaugurated the festival. As the Shillong Chamber Choice gave the fest a musical start, noted lyricist Gulzar and poet and activist, Ann Waldman delivered their poetic keynote addresses.

Below is a performance of the Shillong Chamber Choir below:

Lyricist Gulzar sniffing daisies. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Lyricist Gulzar sniffing daisies. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Shillong Church Choir performs as the inauguration. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Shillong Church Choir performs as the inauguration. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Suhel Seth, Namita Gokhale and Gulzar share a moment. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Suhel Seth, Namita Gokhale and Gulzar share a moment. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Teamwork founder Sanjoy Roy. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Teamwork founder Sanjoy Roy. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Namita Gokhale delivering her keynote address. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Namita Gokhale delivering her keynote address. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
William Dalrymple delivering his keynote address. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
William Dalrymple delivering his keynote address. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
The tenth edition of JLF kicks open. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
The tenth edition of JLF kicks open. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Jyotika Kumari Diggi, Vasundhara Raje, Ann Waldman, Namita Gokhale and Gulzar share the stage. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)
Jyotika Kumari Diggi, Vasundhara Raje, Ann Waldman, Namita Gokhale and Gulzar share the stage. (Photo: Urmi Bhattacheryya/The Quint)

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