What? Jaipur Literature Festival
When? 21st May, 10 am till sunset
Where? The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London
Jaipur Literature Festival returns to the South Bank Centre for its third consecutive year in May, 2016 with a creative caravan of writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers. A heady cocktail of influential thinkers embracing politics, religion, the oral and performing arts, Bollywood, gender politics and tales of the Raj.
Showcasing South Asia’s unique multilingual heritage, JLF at Southbank is an intense teaser of what has been declared the 'greatest literary show on Earth'.
The London edition of JLF retains and resonates with the unique spirit of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, which has firmly established its place in the global literary calendar as the world’s largest free literature festival.
Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple bring together a day talks, music and readings. JLF at Southbank will be held in collaboration with Alchemy, the Southbank Centre’s festival of South Asian culture.
For those who were unable to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2016, this is the perfect opportunity to witness an intense teaser of the Festival that has been declared the 'greatest literary show on Earth'.
Writer Namita Gokhale says, “We are looking forward to the third edition of JLF at Southbank and to recreating the magic of the Jaipur Literature Festival for our wonderful London audiences.”
Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts and Producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival says the festival is “a think tank for the enlightened!”
Edited by- Debjani Hazarika