Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 – The Show Begins!

JLF 2015

The stalwarts of Indian English poetry are here to deliver the keynote address. The names include Ashok Vajpeyi, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.  Leading brands, arts organisations and educational institutions have once again supported the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival as sponsors for the 2015 edition, enabling the world-leading literary festival to remain free and open to all. Among the new partners, who have venturd in are Amazon.in, which is here as the Festival’s Official Book Partner. The second new entrant is Rajnigandha that will support the Front Lawns as venue sponsorer.

ZEE is not the only returning partner for 2015, all four of the Festival’s venue sponsors from 2014 and before have again committed to supporting the annual event, pointing to the valuable brand association and visibility provided by partnering with the Festival. Google will be venue sponsor for the Mughal Tent for the fourth year in a row, British Airways, Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Centre and Ford will all return for the second year as venue partners for the Baithak, Durbar Hall and Samvad respectively.

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival beings with a bang today, that is, 21 January and will continue till 25 January at Hotel Diggi Palace in Jaipur. Confirmed speakers include Nobel laureate V.S.Naipaul, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri and Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton. The Festival is completely free and open to all.

Now that the festival has entered its eighth edition this time, the Royal Diggi Palace continues to be prestigious venue. Did you ever spare a thought as to wherein lies the charm with this palatial host?  The Royal Indian Palace has been hosting JLF since its inception in 2006, and every year greets visitors with its lush green front lawns, steaming morning chai and the pleasant, fresh morning breeze. With deep cultural roots and a history so royal and full of grandeur – the Diggi Palace, makes it the perfect destination to host the most recognized literary minds from across the world.

One of the most anticipated events has charm enough and offers food for thought for all…




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