Started as a small-scale event in 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has today transformed into the world’s largest free literary festival hosting 200+ speakers and attended by over a million people every year. The aim of the festival is to bring together some of the greatest writers, thinkers, literary giants, leaders, entertainers and other eminent personalities from the world over, under one roof.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning a visit to Jaipur now as it’s almost time for the “Greatest Literary Show on Earth”. Calling literary fans, bibliophiles and bookworms from across the globe, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 will be held at Diggi Palace, Jaipur from 23rd January (Thursday) to 27th January (Monday). This eagerly-awaited festival will see authors from India as well as overseas taking the audience for a plunge into the sea of knowledge with engaging conversations and discussions.
Among the most distinguished personalities who will be speaking at this event are Javed Akhtar, Atul Chaurasia, Ashwin Sanghi, David Godwin, John Elliot, Lisa Ray, Manish Malhotra, Nandita Das, Sachin Pilot and Shashi Tharoor. Shobhaa De, Shubha Mudgal, Smriti Zubin Irani, Sonali Bendre Behl, Rachel Dwyer, Rajdeep Sardesai, Rana Ayuub, Prasoon Joshi, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vikram Sampath and Swapan Dasgupta are other field experts who will be sharing their insights on different issues at the event.
Besides listening to the brightest minds across creative fields, visitors can partake in various contests like blogging, essay writing and quiz competitions at the fest. There will also be book reading/signing and poetry narration sessions taking place followed by some soul-soothing musical performances by the biggest names in the industry. Added to all this will be the bonus of shopping at the stalls selling everything from food to handicrafts. There will also be an outdoor lounge bar for visitors to relax.
All the sessions at the festival are divided across different venues at Diggi Palace. Visitors can either wander from session to session depending on their interest or plan the ones they want to attend in advance. Depending on how popular the session is, it is advisable to arrive up to 30 minutes early.
Visitors who simply wish to attend the literary sessions can take the General Entry pass; however, if someone wishes to meet and socialise with the authors and other celebrated people at the event, he or she will have to become a Delegate. They will also get a free entry to the musical evenings held at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur while general visitors will have to purchase the ticket online or on site.
Important Details About Jaipur Literature Festival 2020:
|Dates:||23 – 27 January 2020|
|Venue:||Diggi Palace, Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur|
|Timings:||9.00 am – 6.30 pm|
|Registration Fee:||General Entry – Free|
|Delegate Entry –|
|INR 6300 for 1 Day|
|INR 11,300 for 2 Days|
|INR 15,800 for 3 Days|
|INR 19,800 for 4 Days|
|INR 23,800 for 5 Days|