One of the most sought after literature festivals in the country, the Jaipur Literature Festival will be back on ground in 2022. After a Covid induced halt, the literary festival is back, with a stellar line up talking about books, themes, subjects, and ideas representing literature and thoughts intrinsic to both India and the world, for the upcoming edition.
The festival will take place in a hybrid mode &mdash both online, from January 28th to February 6th, and offline from January 28th to February 1st. The 2022 edition will cover themes ranging from the arts, biographies, business & economics, climate change, current affairs, food, poetry, science & technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the writing process, etc. We recently attended the Delhi Curtain Raiser and here is a list of ten sessions and speakers that you need to lookout for this edition
Abdulrazak Gurnah Gurnah won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021 and is celebrated as one of Africa&rsquos greatest living writers. His novel Afterlives examines the brutality of German colonial forces in East Africa and the lives of Tanganyikans impacted by devastating war.
Abhijit V Banerjee The Nobel Laureate will be in conversation artist and illustrator Cheyenne Olivier. This session will explore a totally different dimension of the economist donning the cap of a gourmet chef. Discussing his delicious cookbook Cooking To Save Your Life, Banerjee will take the audience through the recipes he has delighted his friends, colleagues, and students with. He will speak about bonds of food and memory, friendship and community, across cultures and continents.
Damon Galgut The 2021 Booker Prize winning author will discuss his writing style, process, inspirations, and the essence of his latest work The Promise. Galgut is a master of the knot, the stubborn rope which chafes and binds people to places, politics, prophets and the past.
Indra Nooyi The Indian-American businesswoman and former CEO of PepsiCo&rsquos memoir, My Life in Full Work, Family, and Our Future, follows her journey of grit and determination as she broke through several glass ceilings and the barriers of gender and race to become a global business leader. In conversation with author Aparna Piramal Raje, Nooyi will discuss her life, her trailblazing philosophy of 'Performance with Purpose' and the importance of a care infrastructure that benefits both women and men.
Seema Goswami and Neena Gupta The town women will discuss the backstories behind the glamorous facade, the ups and downs, the triumphs and heartbreaks that Gupta has manoeuvred in her extraordinary life. In Gupta&rsquos candid autobiography, Sach Kahun Toh, she chronicles her extraordinary journey, both personal and professional, deconstructing Bollywood to tell her version of the realities behind the star-studded screen.
Kim Stanley Robinson and Raghu Karnad The science-fiction author will share his vision of the not-too-distant future. Beginning with a deadly human-induced heatwave in India, his recent cli-fi novel, The Ministry for the Future, is a roadmap on which life on Earth can survive.
Manu S. Pillai and Dr. Shashi Tharoor The two renowned names will get into a conversation with authorâÂÂÂ¯Ira Mukhoty. Pillai disputes a longstanding view in his seamless new book, False Allies India&rsquos Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma. On the other hand, Tharoor will shred light upon his most recent book, The Struggle for India&rsquos Soul Nationalism and the Fate of Democracy. It will be a conversation that will galvanise historical perspectives.
BN Goswamy and William Dalrymple Comprehensive and deeply engaging, this session will be an accessible and authoritative primer to art in India and South Asia. In his latest book Conversations, Goswamy, an Indian art historian and recipient of the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, opens a window to the artworks that define our sensibilities.
Tishani Doshi Doshi&rsquos, A God at the Door, is a voyage across time and space, drawing from nature and humanity to give power to the marginalised, heal trauma with beauty, and portray diverse voices, images, people and places with piercing clarity. She will discuss her extraordinary book of poems.
Remo Fernandes and Sanjoy K Roy An icon for a generation of music-lovers Fernandes, will discuss his life in pursuit of his greatest loves music, art, writing and his homeland, Goa.