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Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 celebrates “Power of Women”

on Mar 10, 2022

India’s most cultural literary festival Jaipur Literature festival commenced on March 5, 2022. It is a 10-day rich festival that brings forth a myriad of cultural events and enlightening events.  The 15th edition of the cultural festival is going to feature incredible r speakers from India and across the world. It will be organized at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, and will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols as per the government guidelines. Along with that, continuing with the tradition of highlighting “Women in Power”, it is all set to follow the legacy. The show will celebrate trailblazing women who have broken barriers and forged their own paths through a diverse set of sessions. 

The rich program will feature, among others, a session that explores the boundless sacred feminine. The panel will be graced by award-winning author and poet Arundhathi Subramaniam, author of the remarkable book Women Who Wear Only Themselves: Conversations with Four Travellers on Sacred Journeys; art historian, curator, and author of Shakti: 51 Sacred Peethas of the Goddess Alka Pande who has worked extensively in the fields of gender identity, sexuality, and the traditional arts; and renowned academic and author Malashri Lal who has produced defining literature on women, gender, and the interpretations and manifestations of the feminine including In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology with Namita Gokhale. 

Some legendary names set to feature in this year’s Festival include one of the biggest names in Indian journalism, iconic journalist Barkha Dutt; novelist and disability rights activist C.K. Meena; award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read woman author Elif Shafak; former CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi; mother-daughter duo Nayantara Sahgal and Gita Sahgal; Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Lakshmi Puri; Hindi feminist author Mamta Kalia, who writes primarily on the lived experiences of rural, middle-class women; celebrated author of over twenty books and Jaipur Literature Festival Co-director Namita Gokhale; multiple award-winning translator, writer and literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil; feminist publisher and writer Ritu Menon, author of the ground-breaking text Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition; former television actress and current Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of India, Smriti Zubin Irani, author of her debut-novel Lal Salaam in a varied set of sessions, highlighting the many aspects of womanhood in today’s world. 

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