India: Jhumpa Lahiri, Samantha Shannon to attend Jaipur Literature Festival


JhumpaPulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, British writer Samantha Shannon, actor Irrfan Khan and boxer Mary Kom, besides noted historians, literary critics and activists will attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 being organised at Jaipur in 2014.

The seventh edition of the five-day festival, home to all bookworms and literary lovers, will be held from January 17-21 at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.

“In this festival, writers and thinkers from South Asia and around the world will once again debate and attempt to make sense of our changing world through the prism of literature,” author Namita Gokhale, the festival co-director, said on Tuesday.

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