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Five interesting facts about Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Five interesting facts about Jaipur Literature Festival 2017
Parul Srivastava

Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Here are five interesting facts to know

Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 is all set to begin from tomorrow, and just like its previous editions it will be a complete treat for literature lovers.  Five days of literature. The most prominent authors and poets. The Jaipur Literature, is never short of excitement.  The festival this year will run from January 19th to January 23rd.  This year Jaipur Literature Festival is also celebrating 10 years of its success.

Jaipur lit fest 2017 to begin from tomorrow

Jaipur lit fest 2017 to begin from tomorrow

The event will take place at Diggi Palace in Jaipur and world’s biggest literary conclave will host some of biggest names in cinema, pop culture and literature.

So if you are also heading to JLF 2017, here are five interesting facts you need to know

Related: Jaipur Literature Festival Releases First List Of Speakers

  • Theme of the festival this year is ‘The Freedom to Dream’. The festival will be celebrating its glorious 10 years of success and will be inviting budding writers to share the synopsis of their work 
  • Paul Beatty will be making his first appearance at the festival. Man Booker Prize- winning author of the Sellout. Notably, The Sellout also won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2016.
  • The event would be inaugurated by none other than GulzarSaheb and Anne Waldman. Both of them will be reading their poetry at the inaugural session.

 

Gulzar to make his presence at the event

Gulzar to make his presence at the event

  • Do not forget to explore handicraft world at the JLF Bazaar: You can also explore the unique handicraft world at JLF Bazaar.  Unique items will showcase the versatility and skill of traditional crafts, combining it with a new design.
  • Enjoy the magic of Rajasthan with a sip of Pushkari chai:  If you are in Jaipur then you must try famous Kachori and Samosa. And how could we forget Pushkari Chai? 

Others Authors and Poets to mark their presence

  • Sadhguru
  • Gulzar
  • Rishi Kapoor
  • ShashiTharoor
  • VikramChanda
  • AmrutaPatil, and many more

What else you can do in Jaipur?

  • Shop at Bapu Bazaar from where you can get some gorgeous mojris for yourself
  • Eat and Pack Rawat Ki Kachori
  • You can try Dal Baati at Santosh Bhojanalay
  • Check out Jaipur’s Cultural Heritage at Modern Art Gallery

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