AMARTYASENThe calenders have been marked, tickets have been booked, registrations done. Every bibliophile in India is headed towards Jaipur for the annual Jaipur Literature Festival being held from 17th to the 21st of January.

Some of the biggest names from the art and literature fraternity is to speak during this festival. Here are some that you must not miss.

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It is important to have such festivals around the country because it gives everyone access to such events, says R Sriram in Forbes India

The literature section of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival happened in 2005. [KGAF is an annual festival in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai.] I was asked by the organisers to curate it. KGAF was already in existence, but in public consciousness, it was more a street and performing arts fest. So we wanted the literature section to reflect that. It had to be accessible, open to all, multilingual (English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi among other languages), a hub of familiar as well as unfamiliar faces, a mix of modern and traditional authors.