Clash of titans at Jaipur literature fest

NaipaulThe programme for the upcoming ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) 2015—slated to be held between January 21 and 25—is now live on the festival’s website. Visitors can look forward to sessions such as ‘Selfie: The Art of the Memoir’ with Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘The Conflict of Dharma in the Mahabharata’ with Amish Tripathi and Bibek Debroy, as well as a historic session that will see titans of literature Paul Theroux and VS Naipaul appear together on stage.

The festival will open with a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri, eminent Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Kedarnath Singh and iconic poet, anthologist and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. Their session, ‘The Poetic Imagination’ will take the audience on a poetic journey with discussions cutting across forms and languages.

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