With the New Year at an arm’s length, India is getting back with its round festivals and fairs. We’re ready to welcome 2023 with the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), with hope for good tidings ahead. The 16th edition of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, will take place from January 19 to January 23, 2023. The breadth and depth in attendance and participation has deified this festival as the pinnacle of literary celebrations. Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, will serve as the temporary home to some of the world’s finest readers, writers, influencers, literary buffs and thinkers. One can also go online and partake choice delicacies from the exquisite banquet offered by this festival.
|Dates:||January 19 (Thursday) – January 23 (Monday)|
|Venue:||Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|Timings:||9 AM to 6 PM|
|Registration Fee:||Registration for On-Ground Edition – INR 200|
|INR 13500 for 1 day|
|INR 36000 for 3 days|
|INR 56000 for 5 days|
|Registration for Online Edition – Free|
The Jaipur Literature Fest takes place over the course of five days and is a confluence of the world’s most renowned authors and writers. Essentially, it’s a hub for like-minded individuals to connect and exchange ideas. Visitors from all walks of life, including tourists, attend the Jaipur Literature Fest to hear keynote addresses by historians, politicians, business magnets, sports figures, entertainers, and so on. The event is free of cost, but pre-registration is mandatory. Obtaining free tickets is simple and can be done online.
When the JLF began in 2006, there were hardly more than a hundred people present to listen to 18-odd writers such as Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple, and Shobha De. The festival’s enormous success over successive editions can be largely attributed to the participation of several prominent figures from a wide range of areas. Their continued presence over the years has helped the literary extravaganza grow in importance and reputation.
The festival took a new turn in 2015 when it was held in Colorado in the US and in Southbank, London. The JLF has come a long way from its humble beginnings to become the world’s biggest free literary fest.
The five-day Jaipur Literature Fest will be held at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan. No announcement has been made public so far regarding the event’s specifics.
The 2023 JLF will include:
- Vijayan Detha, Rajasthani folklorist
- Munshi Premchand’s Premchand Ke Phate Joote
- Sonali Bendre’s Book Club
- The Japanese concept of Ikigai
- The Kathasaritsagara
- Session on women writers from northeast India
- Global Poetry
The initial list of 25 Speakers at the Jaipur Literature Fest includes:
- Anamika, Sahitya Akademi awardee and Hindi poetess, writer, and translator of Aienasaaz
- Anthony Sattin, the author of Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World
- Bernardine Evaristo, the first mixed-race woman author and Booker Prize winner for Girl, Woman, Other
- Deepti Naval, Indian actress, writer, and director
- Rana Safvi, blogger, Indian writer, and translator
- Ruth Ozeki, filmmaker, Booker-nominated American-Canadian author, and Zen Buddhist priest
- Vir Sanghvi, Indian journalist
Jaipur Literature Festival 2023 is slated to feature more than 250 speakers at five locations. Themed art installations, cultural events, and the Jaipur Music Stage will operate in tandem with the festival to provide an artistic and engaging background. The aim is to promote classical Indian history and provide an ideal setting for literary debates and discussions during the festival.
With a growing reputation as a force to reckon with in terms of cultural exchanges between India and the rest of the globe, the JLF is set to stay, and will grow in significance and scope with each passing year.