The Jaipur Literature Festival is on from 19th – 23rd January 2023, celebrating the power of literature, art and culture with a focus on Indian languages. Showcasing the fascinating diversity of languages, the Festival will feature sessions on 21 Indian and 14 International languages at its sixteenth edition.
The literary extravaganza will host a session featuring author Alka Saraogi and novelist and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tokri men Digant, Anamika. In conversation with renowned journalist Nishtha Gautam, the two luminaries from Hindi literature will discuss the trajectory of their creative life and read from their recent works.
Another will feature eminent Sanskrit scholar and Director of the Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi, Oscar Pujol, in conversation with the Ambassador of Poland to India, Adam Burakowski, and author, Indian diplomat, Abhay K., for a session titled ‘Global Hindi’.
The Festival will host a session featuring the International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree, along with the translator of her novel Daisy Rockwell, in conversation with Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar recipient Tanuj Solanki. This session in Hindi focuses on the original novel — its experimental storytelling, its innovative digressions, and its viewpoint on the Partition through an octogenarian protagonist.
Novelist Anamika, International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree, writer Nand Bhardwaj, and author Pushpesh Pant will come together in conversation with celebrated poet, music and cinema scholar Yatindra Mishra for a session titled ‘Ek Hindi Anek Hindi’.
Under the book launch section, the Festival will be showcasing writer, Festival Co-Director and Co-founder of the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, Namita Gokhale and translators Pushpesh Pant and Prabhat Ranjan in conversation with publisher Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal. Following the launch, a panel discussion will take place titled ‘First Edition: Jaipurnama’-focusing on the vibrant Hindi translation of Gokhale’s evocative novel with an insider’s view on the Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur Journals.
The Festival will also explore some of the intrinsic sessions showcasing various dialects of Hindi
language namely Rajasthani and Bhojpuri.
At the literary extravaganza, poet-diplomat Abhay K. will present the range and sophistication of Bihari literature in this first comprehensive anthology of writing from eleven languages of the region.