JLF: ‘India may dream in Hindi but aspires to write in English’


India may dream in Hindi but aspires to write in English, is the argument presented by Aditi Maheshwari, director Vani Publications at the Jaipur Literature Festival here.

“India may dream in Hindi, sleep in Hindi, but it aspires to read in English. The population of Hindi readers is much fewer than English readers in India,” Maheshwari said at the concluding day of festival on Tuesday. She was participating in a session titled “Geographies of Reading: Contexting the Indian reader”.

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