Jaipur Literature Festival is up with great sessions, the event will initiate tomorrow
Literature holds a very special place in everyone’s heart. One of the greatest events, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2023 is about to unfold tomorrow. As a result, the festival is once again hyped up with a ton of fascinating sessions with iconic figures from literature and journalism.
Abdulrazak Gurnah, a renowned novelist and Nobel Prize recipient, will speak with Alexandra Pringle. Several sessions will be organized with speakers who will provide a vast understanding of specific criteria, from Shashi Tharoor on maintaining democracy to Gulzar and his poetry.
Abdulrazak Gurnah will be in conversation with Alexandra Pringle. The Nobel Prize winner will share his insights on life in writing “The Essential Abdulrazak Gurnah.”
Shehan Karunatilaka, the winner of the Booker Prize, will also join the JLF session. He will discuss his most recent work of humor, melancholy, and satire as well as the risks posed by collective forgetfulness in a conversation with Nandini Nair. In the session called “Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.”
Shashi Tharoor, a politician, and writer, in conversation with author Tripurdaman Singh, will talk about the challenges of preserving democratic principles in a world ripped apart by conflict, pandemics, climate change, and unrest. In the session “Sustaining Democracy: Nurturing Democracy,” there is only one question, how to sustain democracy?
Nevertheless, there are many answers to it, freedom of the press, civil rights, individual rights, and so on. Democracy is the inevitable solution and a powerful force. However, some circumstances can create obstacles even in a prominent place for democracy. Thus, Shahi Tharoor will join the discussion and speak to the audience about the situation. Plus, how can we nurture democracy?
Gulzar Saheb discusses the value of writing poetry and the influence of writing daily in interaction with the author, critic, and literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil. In the session “A Poem a Day: 365 Contemporary Poems,” Gulzar Saheb will talk about the essence of poetry.
Thus, with the gift of his most recent collection, “A Poem a Day,” Gulzar Saheb enchants his admirers and supporters. Therefore, the acclaimed poet, novelist, and lyricist’s book is a collection of 365 poems from many countries and civilizations. As a homage to the local languages and dialects, Gulzar Saheb also translated the collection of poetry that are available in English into Hindustani. Thus, creating a multilingual masterwork that offers a prismatic vision of history, human experience, and artistic expression.
Luke Harding discusses the intellectual, theological, and personal motivations for Putin’s invasion in his conversation with Simon Sebag Montefiore. while also addressing the essential issue of who will win this horrible conflict.
Luke Harding, Invasion is a gripping account of the conflict that altered history. Thus, his book describes the opening days of shock and terror. Thus, the unseen human stories hidden beneath the headlines and the grim realities of this drawn-out conflict.
Therefore, he spent months reporting on the ground throughout the conflict’s preparation and after it ended. The invasion also provides excellent pictures of the two major characters in the war. One is Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former actor who won support on a large scale.
On the other hand, Vladimir Putin, who lives in a remote realm.
The session is called “Invasion: Inside Russia’s War on Ukraine.”
Thus, many remarkable icons will also share their insights and opinion such as Geetanjali Shree, Deepti Naval, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Navin B. Chawla, Ronojoy Sen, and Yamini Aiyar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and so on.