Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

The world’s largest free festival of its kind, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’. Celebrating writers from across the world, the Festival has hosted some of the best regarded and loved names ranging from Nobel Laureates and Man Booker Prize winners to star debuts including Amish Tripathi, Eleanor Catton, Hanif Kureishi, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Ian McEwan, JM Coetzee, Mohammed Hanif, Oprah Winfrey, Orhan Pamuk, Pico Iyer, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Wole Soyinka, as well as renowned Indian language writers such as Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi, MT Vasudevan Nair, Uday Prakash and UR Ananthamurthy.

Writers and Festival Directors William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale invite authors from across the globe to take part in the five-day programme set against a backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.

Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins placing some of the world’s greatest minds, humanitarians, historians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers from all walks of life on stage together. This free and egalitarian access to these renowned thinkers and writers is a powerful statement in a country where access to such individuals remains a privilege of few. The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival provides a potentially life-changing opportunity for audiences from Rajasthan, across India and the world to learn from and exchange ideas with contemporary literary stalwarts.

The Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally, and is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy. Since 2014, JLF has spread its wings beyond the borders of India with weekend events at London’s Southbank Centre in May and Boulder, Colorado in September.

KLF

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KLF is the first annual retreat literary festival of the country. A not for profit initiative, KLF will bring together top authors, thought leaders and opinion makers of the country in Dhanachuli, an enchanting little village in the Himalayas. Blessed with pleasant weather, breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush forests, enticing fruit orchards and charming people, Dhanachuli is a beautiful weekend getaway from Delhi.

The festival is conceptualised as an innovative and unusual event where rich and deeper discussions will be held over 5 days yet leaving adequate time for participants to laze, go for a picnic, village walk or spend time with children from local schools who are fond of their books. The objective is to facilitate building bond among members of the literary and related community, create associations that will graduate to mentorship.

KLF is planned as deep in content- high in profile and spectacular in format – an experiential and impressionable festival. KLF will invoke emotions as much as thoughts.

About the Founder

Sumant is a corporate and policy lawyer of global eminence; writer, poet, museum curator and a creative entrepreneur. He has founded a number of initiatives to promote art, culture, literature and music. He is founder of a boutique hotel (Te Aroha), a museum (Chitrashala) and a production house (The Speaking Hats).

He is senior international consultant to IMF, World Bank Group and OECD, has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Rated as India’s No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500, his contributions to reforms in Indian insolvency system are well-recognised. Sumant has held leadership positions in prestigious multi-lateral, global and national organisations.

He is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences.

Sumant lives in New Delhi with his wife, Asha and two children.

Teamwork Arts

About Teamwork Arts

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For over 24 years, Teamwork has presented the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists to the world and our own nation.

Every year, we produce 21 performing and visual arts and literary festivals in 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and USA.

Teamwork produces one of the world’s largest literary gatherings, the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Our musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story – A Musical, continues to tour the world and has had sold out shows in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. Our International festivals in India have included the bi annual Bonjour India, festival of France with more than 200 events across 18 cities in India and featuring over 250 artists, designers, researchers & entrepreneurs, and OZ fest- a festival of Australia in India.

 

About The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free literary festival, celebrating national and international writers, and encompassing a range of interests including film, music and theatre. The festival has already hosted some of the best-known national and international writers including Orhan Pamuk, J.M. Coetzee, John Berendt, Kiran Desai, Christopher Hampton, Ian McEwan, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Pico Iyer, Simon Schama, Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Chandra, Anoushka Shankar, Michael Frayn, Stephen Frears, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Tartt, Tina Brown, Shashi Tharoor, Mohammed Hanif, Paul Zacharia, among many others. The Directors of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival are William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale and the festival is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy and Sheuli Sethi of Teamwork Arts. The Festival’s Title Sponsor is ZEE Entertainment.

 

 

Butterfly and Bee

Butterfly and The Bee

Butterfly & The Bee …your literary angels is a hub for all authors/readers/writers/publishers. We are a platform that acts as a bridge for authors/readers/writers so they can meet, greet, promote their work and mingle within the Indian literary Circle. We invite authors and writers to showcase their talents and achievements. We are here to make ‘You’ Authors, Writers and more, shine like Superstars. We also provide avenues to publishers and literary agencies to find new talents and connect with writers and authors. For our readers, we give you an opportunity to enjoy the experience of book reading like never before and become a part of the largest network of the literary world.

Why Butterfly & The Bee…

When it comes to words like – calm, balanced, inspiring, clarity, gentleness, excitability, flexibility, beautiful, vibrant …We can easily relate them to Butterflies.

And what about Bee? …Well as Bee ripens honey rapidly …we are here to help authors ripen rapidly and make their presence felt in the Indian Literary World and also turn them into celebrities …our superstars.

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 Sumit Sehgal (Director / Founder) – A professional writer with more than five years of experience in the field of creative writing. Experience in strategic brainstorming, campaign developments, project designing and execution with collaborative team of designers, copywriters, informative architects, content analysts and other production specialist, to make projects a huge success! Sumit being involved in theatre work also has expertise in different writing styles and poetry with a twist.