Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival,
goes one step further in its outreach this year, by taking writers from the Festival to visit local schools in Jaipur.
The third edition of Pratham Books – ZEE-JLF Outreach Programme has been organised in partnership with Pratham Books, a not-for-profit children’s publisher, with an aim to inspire young people and inculcate a love
for literature through a series of events taking place between 13th – 21st January 2014.
The authors confirmed to take part in this outreach, are – Paro Anand (Author of children’s books), Valentina Trivedi (Storyteller), Anita Mani (Storyteller/Editor of ‘news-for-children’), Ajit Narayan (Illustrator/cartoonist), Devyani Bhardwaj (Poet/journalist/translator). Visiting Festival authors include Peter Godwin, journalist and
author of When the Crocodile Eats the Sun, Dr. Maya Jasanoff, Harvard history professor and author of the award-winning Liberty Exiles, Mahesh Dattani, actor, writer and director along with art historian Partha Mitter
who specialises in Indian art.
Besides the local schools supported by Pratham and Vodafone, the list of participating schools also includes SKIT, The Step by Step and St. Xavier.
During the outreach programme, visiting Festival authors will participate in over 25 reading sessions, workshops and interactive activities promoting the joy of reading books amongst young students in Jaipur.