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Coming Date Jaipur Literature Festival 2013

Jaipur Literature Festival is Coming on 23 January and end to 28 January 2013.

About Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual Literary Festival taking place in the Indian city of Jaipur since 2006. The Diggi Palace Hotel serves as the main venue of the festival. It is held each year in Jaipur, Rajasthan during the month of January, usually in the Hall of Audience and gardens of the Diggi Palace in the city centre, and celebrates excellence in Rajasthani, Indian and International writing. The Festival Directors are the writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple and is produced by Sanjoy Roy of Teamwork Productions. 

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. It encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur. Entering its fifth year, Jaipur Literature Festival is now regarded as the Kumbh Mela of Indian and international writing, drawing in writers and readers from across India and the wider world: from America, Europe, Africa and from across the breadth of South Asia, the brightest, most brilliant, funny, moving and remarkable authors come to Jaipur every January. 

History of Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival is an initiative of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation founded by Faith Singh and was started as a segment of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival since 2006. The festival was developed into an independent festival of literature in 2008. Vinod Joshi is its regional advisor.

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, Asia’s leading literature event besides being a host to national and international writers also encompasses activities including film, music and theatre.

The festival will enter into its eighth year in 2013. Till date the festival has hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including John Berendt, Kiran Desai, Christopher Hampton, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Nadeem Aslam, Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, Anoushka Shankar, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia among many others.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is held annually in the pink city of Jaipur. The Diggi Palace Hotel is the venue of the festival since last five years. It is recognized as “the grandest literary Festival in Asia” by Miranda Seymour. It is held each year in Jaipur, Rajasthan during the month of January, usually in Durbar Hall, Baithak and Mughal Tent.

How to Rich Jaipur Literature Festival

By Air:Jaipur Airport (Sanganer Airport) is located about13 kms from the Jaipur city. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India. Jaipur is also well connected to the foreign cities by international flights.

By Rail:The vast rail network of Indian Railways connects Jaipur station with all other cities of India. There are numeroustrains which run to and from Jaipur.

By Road:Jaipur is well connected by road to major cities in India. Regular bus services from nearby cities connect Jaipur to the other cities. Deluxe Buses, AC coaches and Government buses are available for the convenience of the passengers.

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