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Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 is all set to bring its on-ground literary extravaganza

on Feb 25, 2022

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 is ready to kick off with its five-day on-ground literary extravaganza to its home in Jaipur. It is famously known as “the greatest show on earth”. The festival is back with its hybrid avatar from 5th March to 14th March 2022. The 15th edition of the cultural festival is going to feature incredible stellar 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. 

In the previous years, The amazing Festival hosted nearly 5000 speakers and artists and welcomed over a million bookaholics from across India. Once again, the pink city will be lit up with its cultural and literary energy and celebrate heritage, culture, and art. 

During the festival days, there are endless experiences to enjoy like several insightful sessions, food stalls to explore, fascinating music to listen to and a buzzing carnival with a bookstore, and multiple parties hosted on the Festival’s fringes. 

There are numerous reasons why you should absolutely not miss the 15th edition of the Festival. For all those people who are passionate about music, the Festival will begin each day with soothing lyrical mornings to set the tone followed by literary sessions later. The morning stage will be adorned by acclaimed artists such as Hindustani classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar and Smt. Sombala Kumar; Indian classical singer and composer Aastha Goswami; the storytelling collective The Aahvaan Project; and academic and musician Priya Kanungo. 

The festival will host some of the world’s greatest literary minds and bring them together for several panel discussions and interactions. Various fabulous personalities include the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist Jonathan Franzen; 2021 Booker winner Damon Galgut; Australian author and 2003 Booker winner DBC Pierre. Making the list more extraordinary, the incredible line-up includes eminent award-winning British poet and author of twelve poetry collections, two books on wildlife and two novels Ruth Padel; Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar recipient Tanuj Solanki; the author of a range of books that include The Body Adorned, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art, Yogini Cult and Temples, and India: A Story Through 100 Objects, Padma Bhushan awardee Vidya Dehejia,  award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read woman author in Turkey Elif Shafak; American academic and author of the award-winning books Edge of EmpireLiberty’s Exiles and The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World Maya Jasanoff; author of internationally bestselling and award-winning books Underland, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words: A Spell Book (with writer Jackie Morris) – Robert Macfarlane; and senior Indian journalist and National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri are also amongst a commendable list of speakers at the Festival for the 2022 edition. 

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