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London, Celebrate The Word This Spring With JLF London!

20th & 21st May 2017 at The British Library

The Kumbh of Literature, Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, after hosting more than 300 speakers and 2500 delegates from across the word in its 10th edition in Jaipur this January, is returning to London at The British Library, to celebrate the word.

The Zee JLF at The British Library will present a sumptuous showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, performing and oral arts, books, and ideas, dialogue, and debate. The spaces of The British Library will be brought to life over two days, providing a glimpse of what is described as ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’, the extraordinary free festival that takes place every January in the Pink City of Jaipur, India. The festival is curated by writers and festival directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple and was founded in 2006. The festival attracts some of the world’s leading authors, thinkers and performers, and huge crowds.

What is in store this year?

With an amazing line-up of speakers from across the world, this year’s Zee JLF at The British Library will celebrate the 70 years of Indian Independence.

Speakers, Sessions, and Celebrity:

This year’s Zee JLF at The British Library will start with the soothing voices of Arundhathi Subramaniam & Vidya Shah. From 20 May to 21 May, the British Library will be looking forward to these flagship sessions and famous speakers.

  1. Victoria and Abdul : Stephen Frears in conversation with Shrabani Basu, introduced by Patrick French
  2. You’ve Got Magic! : Neel Madhav
  3. Kohinoor: Anita Anand and William Dalrymple introduced by Susan Stronge
  4. The Rise and Fall of Mughal Art: JP Losty, Katherine Butler Schofield, Susan Stronge and Malini Roy in conversation with William Dalrymple
  5. The Wodehouse Effect : Why India Loves Jeeves: Shashi Tharoor, Swapan Dasgupta and Tony Ring, moderated by Mihir S. Sharma
  6. Constitutions: We the People : Chintan Chandrachud, Helena Kennedy and Swapan Dasgupta in conversation with Patrick French
  7. Gramophone Women : Vidya Shah in conversation with Rachel Dwyer
  8. Myth and Memory : Amruta Patil in conversation with Arundhathi Subramaniam
  9. The Reading Room: Reshaping the Novel : Amit Chaudhuri, Kunal Basu, Sarvat Hasnin, and Tahmima Anam in conversation with Namita Gokhale
  10. 10. Migrant Words : Amit Chaudhuri, Lila Azam Zaganeh, Prajwal Parajuly and Meera Syal and in conversation with Anita Anand

Music Magic at The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival at The British Library:

Like every year, this year too, the voices of India will sooth the aura of the British Library during the two days of the festival. This year, musicians and vocalists like Vidhya Shah and Arundhathi Subramaniam will invoke the muse in the Bhakti Morning Music Session.

Music on Saturday evening comes from Kabir Cafe. A selection of free family activities and workshops also accompany programme.

So, if you are in London then go and witness the ‘Greatest Literary Show On Earth’ in the city of Red Telephone Boxes and experience the art and culture of Rajasthan like never before.

Zee JLF @ The British Library Registrations:

Register here for the two – day extravaganza at the British Library, there are a number ticket options available.

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival At British Library,

The festival of belongingness,

The festival where arts and cultures are celebrated,

The festival where India Meets The World.


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