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Never Been To JLF? Here Are 5 Reasons That'll Make You Book Your Tickets Right Away

We got a sneak-peak into Jaipur Lit Fest’s plans this year, and these are our top five reasons for thinking you should go.

Anurag Kashyap, Rupi Kaur & More

Writer Akhil Sharma, award-winning film director Anurag Kashyap, Amy Tan of the The Joy Luck Club fame, art critic and historian, BN Goswamy, former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Man Booker winner Michael Ondaatje, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, novelist Pico Iyer, New York Times bestselling poet, Rupi Kaur, writer Sudha Murty and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain are some of the prominent people who will be gracing Diggi Palace with their presence this year. We’re ready to let our intellectual side come out.

The Session Themes

The fest this year will be concentrating on the blurring global lines, and the main aim will be to celebrate the world. We cannot wait to attend the session on music by Zakir Hussain or hear Vishal Bhardwaj talk about why Shakespeare has a leg to stand on in ever country. The first four days of JLF will also have one hour {5.15 pm to 6.15 pm} reserved as the poertry hour for all those who would love indulge in some poetic perspective. We can hardly wait to gain some idea about how the world is increasingly coming together, and watch some beautiful stories from all around the globe unfurl at Jaipur.


The literature festival has always done justice to India’s heritage, with its impressive line-up year after year, and this time will be no different. While we’re still waiting on the music line-up, we’re sure it will be even better than the past years.

Rajasthani Food

We promise some amazing snacks. You can get your fill of Pushkari Chai, kachoris and samosas on the front lawns {same as every year}. And if not that, you always have the bazaar to wade through for some amazing pyaaz ke kachori, laal maas and dal baati. 

Diggi Palace

Last but not the least, we urge you to go, just for the location. Most of the charm, for us, has been the setting of the festival—it is here that we heard HH Dalai Lama speak; it is here that Oprah Winfrey inspired us. The Baithak, Mughal Tents and the Charbagh are all close to our hearts and we hope you make the visit this year, for old time’s sake and for the new memories.



When: 25th – 29th Jan

Where: Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi House, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur

Visit their website for further information.