Jaipur Literary Festival, 2017

‘Jaipur Literature Festival — the much awaited annual celebration of literature and wonderful writing, will complete a decade in 2017. On the occasion, the prestigious festival has announced ‘The Freedom to Dream: India at 70’ as its theme and will focus on 70 years of India as a democracy. The Pink City will host the five-day fest from January 19 to 23, 2017 at Diggi Palace Hotel.’

‘Ahead of the festival that has seen eminent writers and thinkers come together under one roof in the past, the names of authors and literary personalities will be revealed in an interesting way. To celebrate its 10th edition, the organisers will unveil the speakers with their initiative #10speakers10weeks.’

‘According to William Dalrymple, writer, historian and JLF co-director, “Each year at Jaipur we try to produce a programme more remarkable than the year before, but 2017’s Jaipur list is certainly the most astonishing we have ever fielded.” He goes on to say, “We have gathered talent from across the globe — from Jamaica to North Korea and Tasmania to Zimbabwe — to present writers of genius as diverse as the war correspondent Dexter Filkins , the economist Ha Joon Chang and the Italian aesthete, Sanskritist and polymath Roberto Calasso.”’

Devdutt Pattanaik will be one from the list of the eminent writers showcased here.

Follow the weekly updated list of speakers here.