Friday, 3 February 2012

The JAIPUR LIT FEST 2012

Was a rather different affair this year. Some differing points of view -- vitriolic, explanatory, celebratory -- and accounts of events, here and here and here and here. 

What the media accounts did not care to highlight were the many excellent sessions that did take place despite the problems -- I went to brilliant ones by Jamaica Kincaid, Anna Pavord, Nayanjot Lahiri, Tom Stoppard, Girish Karnad. As always I discovered new writers and came back with their (signed) books. As William Dalrymple's article says, other than the extra security, most visitors perceived nothing out of the ordinary.

1 comment:

  1. Agree. JLF, this year, much talked in media for its unliterary issues. But, I believe, this Sahitya Utsav is bringing world literature more close to us ever before.

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