• Friday, March 01, 2024

The theme for Jaipur’s Literature Fest to be “India’s 75 years of Independence”

on Feb 09, 2022

The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival will set off from March 5th and will go on till March 14th. It will highlight India turning 75, and various sessions on some of the features of India’s journey so far. It is going to be in a hybrid way and will the points of discussion at the book fair are going to cover India’s long journey over decades- electorally, politically, socially, and culturally. 

The electoral process panel will have former Chief Election Commissioner of India and author of Every Vote Counts, Navin B Chawla, in conversation with Guru Prakash Paswan, author of Makers of Modern Dalit History. Various other books and authors are going to be at the centre stage of the discussions. 

Some of the sessions will be about topics like the evolution of modern India, narratives and counter-narratives of the electoral process, democratic system, the disability rights movement, Indian rural middle class, the pandemic’s impact on migrant workers, and many more such topics. 

Authors of upcoming books like Republic of Hindutva: How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy and Cultivating Democracy by Badri Narayan, The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India by Gurmehar Kaur, JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil War by Makarand Paranjape.

In the poetry sectionwriter, poet, and musicologist Yatindra Mishra and scholar, writer, academic, and historian, Tripurdaman Singh will speak on the lives and legacy of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Subhadra Kumari Chauhan.

There will also be a session on ‘Sri Aurobindo’, where medical doctor, poet, and philosopher Pariksith Singh and writer Makarand R. Paranjape, will talk to the academic, editor, and writer Malashri Lal will explore their perspectives of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and his ‘inner quest’ as described in his writings and life.

About the disability rights, Indian social entrepreneur, writer, and disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra; journalist and novelist C.K. Meena, and Senior Vice President and Head of SAP Engineering Academy V.R Ferose have co-authored a book on the lives of Persons with Disabilities in India,  on the lives of Persons with Disabilities in India,   The Invisible Majority: India’s Abled Disabled that will be discussed at the event. 

The harsh truths of the pandemic and the struggles of migrant workers will be discussed during the conversation around award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri’s 1232 Kms and Puja Changoiwala’s Homebound.

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