Jaipur Literary Festival – A Grand Event for All the Literary Enthusiasts

Jaipur Culture Literary FestivalDSC Jaipur Literary Festival is one of the grand occasions which is celebrated annually in the Pink City of Jaipur. Starting with just a few guests in the year 2006, Jaipur Literary Festival has attained so much popularity among people in not only India but across the world. This prestigious literary festival has resulted in many other small literary events in India and other countries as well.

The largest literary event in Asia-Pacific, Jaipur Literary Festival is one of the most awaited events among the people interested in literature. This fest encompasses a range of various things like book reading session, literary talks, debates, cultural performances, workshops for children and interacting sessions. This grand fest is organized in the famous heritage property of Diggi Palace. Surrounded by acres of manicured lawns and lush green garden, it offers a perfect ambience for the literary fest. Since the inception of the literary fest, Diggi Palace is proudly hosting this world famous event. It is an initiative by Jaipur Virasat Foundation; the famous writers Namita Gokhle and William Dalrymple are the directors of the event. Though the start was a modest one, it became the most popular in the year 2012 with lots of media attraction for the presence of Oprah Winfrey and the controversy relating to the visit of Salman Rushdie.


With writers and readers participating from the continents like America, Europe, Africa and South Asia, Diggi Palace is crowded by people. During the month of January, people visit India especially to attend the literary fest. It is an added flavor that Jaipur is the city hosting the event; it offers the tourist to enjoy the beauty of the place as well. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace and Hawa Mahal are some of the important attractions in Jaipur, and of course the Diggi Palace. Enjoy the various activities of the literary festival in the beautiful aura of the place.

This year the event is scheduled from 24th January to 28th January with many dignitaries participating in the fest. All the remarkable, talented and fun loving writers are part of the fest. Also have the pleasure of enjoying the various forms of music by well-known bands and singers not only from India but also from other countries. This is something very refreshing and creates a serene atmosphere in the place. This edition of the literary fest will see Dalai Lama in conversation with one of his biographers and the theme of the workshop by Dalai Lama is “My Self, My World”. This workshop is basically for the young people between the age group of 13 to 18 yrs. It is a platform for those who want to explore the concepts of Self Definition. Be a part of the fest and attain a lifetime experience by interacting with the writers and attending the other programs.

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