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Celebrating the Arts

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5th-6th December, 2016
Jaipur, Rajasthan

Celebrate the magic of storytelling in all its forms.

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10th-12th December, 2016
Pushkar, Rajasthan

Immerse Yourself in Music, Yoga & Meditation

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19th-23rd January, 2017
Jaipur, Rajasthan

Celebrating 10 years of the Jaipur Literature Festival

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4th-10th March, 2016
New Delhi

Presenting the 12th META Awards in 2017


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6 Jan

Stanley Jordan to perform in Delhi...

American jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fret board with both hands, ... Read More

5 Jan

Cox & Kings presents packages for the Jaipur Liter...

Mumbai, January 4th 2017: Jaipur, the pink city of India, never fails to surprise travellers with its enthralling histor... Read More

5 Jan

Two weeks to Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, ...

Attracted by the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival’s international reputation and the beauty of Rajasthan in January, wri... Read More

4 Jan

Jaipur Literature Festival turns 10...

Apart from events for book lovers, panels and discussions range from Shakespeare’s relevance in a modern world to Hind... Read More

4 Jan

Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: 10 Speakers to Wa...

Jaipur Lit Fest is completing 10 years this year and has an impressive line-up of authors, stars and journalist speaking... Read More

13 Dec

Swanand's glad about Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize...

Mumbai, Dec. 13 -- A song's melody might be captivating, but sometimes, the lyrics are what a song is remembered for. Sw... Read More

12 Dec

It about time that a songwriter won a Nobel for li...

A song’s melody might be captivating, but sometimes it is its lyrics that makes it memorable. Swanand Kirkire is one o... Read More

19 Nov

Eminent Marathi writer Swanand Kirkire to be a par...

Mumbai, November 16, 2016: Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 invites celebrated Marathi writer Swanand Kirkire to be a par... Read More

19 Nov

Jazz it up with Goa International Jazz Live Festiv...

International Jazz Live Festival (GIJLF) is set to take place on the weekend of November 26 and November 27 at the Stone... Read More

19 Nov

‘Be rational not radical’...

Indian society can sometimes seem harsh or even brutal. Nowhere is this more evident than in its caste system itself. Au... Read More

Latest Blog

And it’s over ! Too little too soon.. Varanasi and music and the maverick Saint Kabir ! The city is an anomalous churn of the ancient and the universal in a modern world at war with itself. I sa
By Abhilasha Sharma, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival It was a Sunday morning and everyone was trying to make it to the next session which was with Mr. Javed Akhtar at the Jaipur Literature Fe
By Julie Al-Zoubi, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival Cinderella arrived at the ball in a golden carriage. I arrived at the Writers Ball in a rickety rickshaw but I felt privileged to be attend
By Milind Gandhi, based on Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms. The most immediate way in which a human can share with another the sense of
By Tanya, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival Numerous bright colours adorning the arch of Diggi palace stand out in the mundane traffic of Shivaji Marg in Jaipur. The street is unusually busy, l
By Shaambhavi Pathak, based on The Kahaani Festival “Generally  speaking, all the children's stories make promises to their readers. Here you are, they say, unhandy and short, and there is a big w
By Shraddha Pareek, based on The Sacred Today we all live in an era where we fight, not others, but ourselves to display the significance of our singularity. In this ever-growing world where technolo
By Jaya Singh, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival  “Knock, Knock” “Who’s there?” “Tab-who!” Literature, and how writers possess the ability to create something meaningful, to
By Swastika Jajoo, Celebrating the Arts - Literature He fell over his own words multiple times before telling me hesitantly 'I taught English for 32 years, here in the village school. Not hi-fi.
By Ayush Garg, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival Two years ago, I had to choose between Allahabad and Jaipur for my post-graduation. Each city has its pros and cons. After days of deliberation,
By Uditi Gupta, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival The revered Jaipur Literature Festival is known to be Asia's largest free literary event of its kind. What began as a part of Jaipur Heritage I
By Abhilasha Sharma, Celebrating the Arts - Dance The music starts to play, suddenly some spotlights lighten up the stage in the dark hall revealing some still bodies starting to express movement. Sl
By Ayushi Agrawal, based on the Jaipur Literature Festival There is no literature lover in the world who has not heard of the great Jaipur Literature Festival. When I first came to know about it in
By Debra Nicholson, partly based on JLF@Boulder What do you think about when you think about India? Do you think about its wildly divergent geographical areas, its complex history, its rich litera
By Riddhi Kumar, based on The Sacred Belonging to the soul is the most beautiful feeling one can achieve. This arena serves as the platform for the whole being at once; you enter the phase and no exi
The name – India in the Sunshine City – evokes dramatic images of vibrant Indian culture being showcased in the Sunshine city, Harare. The two countries, India and Zimbabwe although linked by hist
Shared History will be a unique celebration of ideas and content, presented in a spirit of collaboration between South African companies and those from India. Shared History is a platform for the arts
Image: Madela Bridge, Johannesburg As August approaches, the excitement builds and I look eagerly at Teamwork’s festivals of India spread across the world map, making steady imprints across the g
By Akanksha Gopinath, based on Eye on India Colossal in its form, profound in its knowledge and vibrant in its history, India’s culture has enthralled people from all around the world for years.
- Priya Chaudhary Talk about art and it can be called many things. And that itself is the beauty of it because when it comes to expressing emotions, one thing is definite – infinity! There is no si
- By Oshana Kewal
- By Shaambhavi Pathak   “She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” ― Rainbow Rowell I thin
- By Priya Chaudhary We often are so transfixed with the idea of royalty and high-statured things, that we forget to appreciate the little things that life gives us. Over the years, life and everythi
- By Shaambhavi Pathak The affection of the Western Civilization for India is nothing new. Be it the Prussians in the Medieval Ages, or the Mughals, to our modern day philosophers and writers like Ro
JC Cairns, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Last July I moved to New Delhi from a village in England. I was 20, had never been outside of Europe and the only things I knew about India had
India is diverse and within the confines of its diversity, there are umpteen number of cultures and art forms which need to be explored and showcased to the common people. In one such attempt, The Tea
Considering that India is an amalgamation of cultures, it is almost as if it is a number of countries thrown together. Every 200 kilometres or so, you will find an entirely new place, unique with its
Sanjoy Roy, main dynamo behind India by the Nile, reveals how he dedicated his life to art, and today runs Teamwork Arts, a company that brings a plethora of Indian cultural riches t
- Is politics overtaking India's inherent humanism? Why have we become so intolerant of the term "intolerance"? Crisscrossing through multiple literary festivals in the last few weeks, I couldn't hel
Considered to be the God of theatre, Sir Ebrahim Alkazi is a true living legend. A man of countless achievements, it would only be fitting to honour him on the momentous occasion of his 90th birthday,
Dancers perform during a preview of the Flamenco, India show at the Calderón theatre in Valladolid, Spain. The production, by the Spanish film-maker Carlos Saura, explores the ties between flamenco a
Photo Credit: Maya Wilsens Getting to know about an actor is an interesting experience, as most of the time we only see them in their on-screen persona. There is so much to learn about them and we
There are many moments in life which are sweetened by the togetherness of family, friends, your workmates or even strangers – sharing a cup of tea, a laugh, a night on the town, or even a friendly s
And it is finally upon us! The first edition of JLF@Boulder officially kicks off this weekend, successfully crossing over continents and time zones to bring the same magic and jubilation as its moth
This year’s Tattoo is a fun show with great talent from across the world, from China to South Carolina. Around 20,000 people attended the spectacular opening event of the Edinburgh International Fe
SHARED HISTORY: AN INDIAN EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA Shared History, a Festival of Teamwork Arts in collaboration with the High Commission of India in South Africa came into existence in 2007, A fest
Q1. JLF at Southbank is heading to London for the second time. Last year, what did it feel like when you arrived at the Southbank Centre and were part of the Jaipur in London experience? It was won
There are many reasons to be in Boulder this Fall. The host city to the highly anticipated JLF@Boulder has an intricate heritage, deep historical significance and unique natural beauty. Boulder is
“Sit in one seat, and travel the world without moving an inch”, says Festival Producer Sanjoy Roy as he describes the wonder that is the Jaipur Literature Festival. Drawing some 270,000 attendees
The Jaipur Literature Festival has a well-earned reputation as the world’s largest free literary festival. From just 100 visitors in 2006, we grew to 250,000 footfalls over the five-day festival thi
The Jaipur Literature Festival has a well-earned reputation as the world’s largest free literary festival. From just 100 visitors in 2006, we grew to 250,000 footfalls over the five-day festival thi

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