Jaipur hosts a number of literary giants every year in January amid giving farewell to winter. The atmosphere fills with the air of creativity in the beautiful ambience of majestic Diggi House. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. Originally it was an initiative of the Jaipur Virasat Foundation, an NGO that works with Rajasthan’s musicians and craftspeople to preserve skills and promote economic livelihoods while protecting heritage.

Jaipur Literature FestLiterature buffs enjoys this opportunity to meet renowned national and international authors and listen as well as interact with them. The Creative Directors are – William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale and the festival is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy and Teamwork Productions. Since its inception Diggi Palace has been hosting the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

The plethora of authors from India and abroad and literature enthusiast is seen. The festival provides a platform for new ideas, new thoughts and new perspective to see and understand the worldly issues. Literature is a powerful medium that can build and strengthen our social infrastructure.

When: 23-27 January, 2020
Where
: Diggi House, Jaipur


ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival provide an opportunity to bring together world-class writers and artists from across continents, cultures, forms and genres. Approx 150 authors from every corner of the world attend the festival in a healthy mixture of east with west.The biggest plus point of the festival is that it is accessible to all at no cost.

Thousands of people including High Commissioners and Ambassadors and Cultural heads of International missions, delegates from Mumbai, Calcutta and Delhi attends the sessions and workshops held during the festival.  Publishers, students, University professors also attend festival to quench their thirst of literature. Usually the crowd is composed of 30% international guests, 30% from the metro cities and 40% from Jaipur itself.

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