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Authors, thinkers to grace ZEE JLF’s The British Library edition

With over 70 eminent authors and thinkers, the British Library here will be transformed into a literary platform as it hosts the first edition of ZEE JLF @The British Library this weekend.

To be held on May 20-21, the event would showcase South Asia’s unique multilingual literary heritage and highlight the festival’s global appeal.

ZEE JLF@The British Library is also the first of five cultural strands which form part of the Year of UK-India of Culture in 2017, celebrating the deep cultural ties and exchange between the two countries.

ZEE JLF@The British Library has unveiled the final list of authors who will grace the event which includes prominent writers and thinkers Arundhathi Subramaniam, Mihir S Sharma, Prajwal Parajuly, Meghnad Desai, Neel Madhav along with director Karan Johar and scientist Sharad Paul. Read more

Source: The Indian Express


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Tata Literature Live festival: Talks, performances to feast on from November 17

Over 130 writers and thinkers like John Gray, Amitav Ghosh, Simon Armitage and former finance minister, P Chidambaram will be a part of the seventh edition of the Tata Literature Live! festival from November 17-20.

The festival will be held at two venues — the NCPA and Prithvi Theatre. Those listed for this edition include Nicholas Shakespeare, literary critic and descendant of William Shakespeare; John Gray, political philosopher and author of False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism; Ramachandra Guha, Indian historian and Padma Bhushan recipient; Simon Armitage, the sardonically witty British poet, famous for the dramatisation of the Greek epic poem The Odyssey; former minister and writer, Jairam Ramesh, Girish Karnad, Keki Daruwalla, Kiran Nagarkar and Jayant Narlikar, besides Gulzar and Karan Johar. Read more


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India: Ruskin Bond to receive lifetime achievement award in Mumbai

ruskinMumbai’s magical Mehboob Studio is the venue of the third edition of The Times of India Literary Carnival, December 6-8. Yet again, a range of sparkling discussions and book launches will explore this year’s focus on Romance, love and violence —individually and in their bizarre liaisons.

The theme, chosen months ago, has turned out to be prescient, given the current barrage of real-life stories that defy the limits of fiction. Keynote speakers will deconstruct each of these subjects—Hanif Kureishi with his trademark cynicism, Karan Johar through his rose-tinted shades and Eve Ensler with her bare-knuckled honesty.

The gently perceptive Ruskin Bond will receive a lifetime achievement award.

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