July 30, 2021

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Philip Hensher: fault lines at the Jaipur literature festival

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India’s foremost literary event is going from strength to strength, with thousands on hand to take in Xiaolu Guo’s remarks about the regrettable dominance of English: The Guardian

When January begins to chuck it down, and agents start to ask awkward questions about delivering the next novel, literary people long to go on pilgrimage. Or the modern equivalent of the pilgrimage, where the object of devotion uproots itself and sends itself to the far corners of the world to bask in the adoration of an unfamiliar and often bewildered audience: in short, January is when lucky literary folk take off for an international festival.

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