INDICA NEWS OFFICE –
Due to the slow rise of the new variant of the coronavirus, the 15th edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is expected to become a hybrid.
JLF 2022 will take place on the ground from January 28 to February 1, while it airs online from January 28 to February 6.
This edition of the JLF will be a series of firsts. Unlike previous years, this time, participants will have to pay Rs 200 to attend the festival on the ground. The online festival will be free. Additionally, in an important departure, JLF 2022 will be hosted at the Clarks Amer Hotel in Jaipur and not the iconic Diggi Palace, which has hosted the event for the past 12 years.
During the Delhi Curtain Raiser event held on Monday, December 20 at Leela Palace in Delhi, the organizers of JLF 2022 unveiled the speakers for this edition.
It will host over 250 speakers, writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular cultural icons from a wide range of nationalities, representing 21 Indian and international languages.
The Delhi Curtain Raiser, hosted by producer Teamwork Arts at Leela Palace, saw a stunning performance by collective Anirudh Varma with Rajasthani bagpiper Shyopat Julia welcoming the audience with his melodious music.
âThis year’s Nobel Prize winner Abdurazak Gurnah will join this year’s Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut and this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize winner Patrick Radden Keefe as well as Dolman winner Taran Khan. Colm Toibin, Jonathan Franzen, Shehan Karunatilaka, Lisa Taddeo, Nadifa Mohammad, Tahmima Anam, Elif Shafak, DBC Pierre and Monica Ali will complete our first XI of the greatest of fiction, âsaid the writer, historian and co-director of JLF William Dalrymple. .
Other notable speakers at JLF 2020 include Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ambarish Satwik, BN Goswamy, Bruno MaÃ§Ã£es, Cat Jarman, Damon Galgut, DBC Pierre, Farrukh Dhondy, Jonathan Franzen, Kunal Basu, Shashi Tharoor and Tripurdaman Singh.
In another session, another Nobel Laureate Abhijit V Banerjee will be in conversation with artist and illustrator Cheyenne Olivier. This session will explore a totally different dimension of the economist
wearing a gourmet chef’s cap.
British writer and translator Deborah Smith, in conversation with translator Arunava Sinha, will discuss the many, often intangible, tasks of the translator including integrity, interpretation, expression and the singular purpose of storytelling.
Indian-American businesswoman and former CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi memoir, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future, follows her journey of courage and determination as she crosses multiple glass ceilings and barriers of gender and race to become a global business leader. In conversation with author Aparna Piramal Raje, Nooyi will talk about her life, her pioneering philosophy of
âPerformance with purposeâ and the importance of a care infrastructure that benefits both women and men.
Bringing a historical flavor to the program, renowned writer and historian Manu S. Pillai and writer and politician Dr. Shashi Tharoor will strike up a conversation with author Ira Mukhoty.
Rajasthan Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh said he was delighted that the Jaipur Literature Festival is returning to the field in the Pink City.
âI believe the Festival truly provides an exceptional platform for Indian and global authors and opinion leaders to engage and strengthen our literary heritage and culture. I look forward to warmly welcoming all authors, speakers, artists, musicians and visitors to Jaipur and the state of Rajasthan for the festival in January 2022, âhe said.