As the year crawls in with all its glory and the fragrance of fresh beginnings, we welcome you to start the year pursuing a trip to the unthinkable, unmistakable and the unparalleled Jaipur Literature Festival.
Quick facts about Jaipur Literature Festival 2018
- Date – 25th – 29th January 2018
- Place – Diggi Palace, Jaipur
- Official website – https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/
- Hotels nearby Diggi Palace – Treebo Corporate Inn, Treebo Woodsvilla Suites, Treebo Indiana Classic
The festival, which holds the stature of the mecca for avid readers, provides the perfect base for the newbies too. Raise the bar of your knowledge as you delve into the exceptional programmes fashioned to tickle the art lover in you. To help you clear any doubt that you might have with respect to your presence at this esteemed festival, we list here some of the unmistakably alluring things for you at the festival.
20 Reasons to visit Jaipur Literature Festival 2018
1. The largest congregation of world-renowned books
Sheer bliss for a book lover, the most promising feature of JLF is the availability of the rarest international books under one roof. As magical as it may sound the experience is even better, so be there.
Among the main highlights of the festival is the impeccable reading sessions by the laureates of the field. These reading don’t only drive you into a different world, but they make sure that the experience stays with you for quite a while.
3. Discussions and debates
The immaculate speakers scheduled to deliver at the festival this year include the Nobel, Man Booker, Pulitzer, Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award winners. Being in the presence of such distinguished personalities is an experience of its own, getting to hear them is a new level altogether.
Only a book lover can understand the connection he sets in with the author of a book he claims to love and to be able to meet such spectacular personalities, getting the opportunity to talk to them and getting your copies of the books signed are some of the spectacular experiences offered at the festival.
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5. Live music
There are a number of bands local and world-renowned who will be showcasing their extensive talents at the festival. You can be a part of such exemplary shows during the festival
One of the best attractions of the festival includes the simplicity of engaging in conversations with your favorite speakers over tea or lunch. This exceptional benefit of the festival is responsible for alluring quite a demographic into its play.
The festival does not only host the literary art forms, rather it prides itself in being the platform for almost all art forms and experiencing all these within the five days at the festival is something that should not be given a miss.
8. Witness the true colors of democracy
The democratic nature of the festival has been the biggest attribute of the fair to make it such a grand success. Witness this democratic exchange of ideas first hand as you attend the festival.
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9. Throwback to the era of black and white films
Presented by the Akademi, The Troth is going to be a multimedia performance, which is sure to enthrall the audience with its poignant narrative of the era of early Indian Silent Cinema which further grows into the origin of the black and white films in the country.
10. The Jaipur Bookmark
The platform of the Jaipur Bookmark brings together the publishers, translators, agencies, writers, literary agents, and basically all stakeholders of the industry under one roof. This form of exposure turns out to be beneficial for many in addition to being quite an experience for the newbies of the field.
11. Blissful Heritage Walks
When you are in a city with as rich a heritage as Jaipur, you would have to experience the grandeur of the same first hand. Vedic Walks is arranging heritage walking tours during the festival at mornings and evenings. These walks will be at a special discount for the festival attendees.
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12. Guiltless literary talk
If you are a fan of literature, this place is your haven. You are bound to experience the vibe here, which explicitly conveys the love for an art as great as literature. There are limitless discussions among the best of the best which inspire you to rise above the benchmark and talk endlessly and guiltlessly over of your literary choices.
13. Grab the opportunity of the blogging from the envious platform
The festival this year, inspired by the success of the blogging contest last year, is reintroducing the blogging contest and inviting people from around the world to put their thoughts on paper. The winner is assured to be a published blogger with ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival blog page.
14. Attain mentorship as a new writer
Jaipur Bookmark 2018 is inviting new writers for a mentorship programme to train them right as an author. The programme that goes by the name, The First Book Club is sure to inspire and sharpen the skills of the rookie writer to the point of excellence.
15. Explore the untapped potential of emotional intelligence
Teaching you how to harness the strength of emotional intelligence, is the aim of The Youth Outreach Programme this year. It is through this new gateway that the people will be trained for effective leadership skills, binding friendships and re-establishing connections with our Gurus or teachers. The performance will be showcased on the 28th of January at 12:30 pm followed by an interactive session with the Outreach participants.
16. Witness the Sarangi Maestro Ustad Kamal Sabri
Delve into the depths of soulful music from the legendary sarangi maestro, as he captivates the audience with his musical brilliance. Satiate your appetite for the classical further as he is accompanied by Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi, a tribute to the ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. The evening of 28th January at Ganesh Pole is sure to soothe your soul with these wondrous talents.
Rajasthan is one state of the Indian subcontinent famous for its exceptional handicrafts. You can avail the opportunity to buy these exclusive pieces at the festival stalls as there would be quite a grouping of handicraft sellers.
In addition to the handicrafts, the festival is sure to host the attendees with utter grace and offer them some of the most lip-smacking delicacies of their local land. The stalls in the festival are a portrayal of the vivid culture of the place and essence of the same is embedded in their food too.
Another feather that this festival proudly boasts of is the impeccable weather it offers its attendees. The months from November to February are exceptionally ideal to enjoy the monumental attractions as well as the festival itself.
The Pink City is opening up its gates to the best from around the world and is doing so in a fashion that stands parallel to none. Understanding and experiencing the grandeur of the heritage of a place like Jaipur is something which remains on everyone’s bucket list. But when you get to do the same in the company of the likeminded people who consider literature a religion than a mere skill, the experience is exceptional in more than one ways. Come to the mecca of the book lovers within the only city that can match up to this image of perfection.
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Music, Art, Literature, Business, Brain Storming and much more, The Jaipur Literature Festival has quite a list of attractions up its sleeve. The best way to exploit these opportunities is to experience them. So reach up for your travel essentials and head to Jaipur for the experience of a lifetime.