Jaipur Literature Festival 2011 from Jan 21

Pink City Jaipur is all set for upcoming Literature Festival 2011. About 210 authors from across the globe, including 2 Nobel laureates and 7 Booker prize winners, will participate in the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival to be held at the Diggi Palace premises here between January 21 and 25. ''The annual event--a celebration of National and International writers--will present a wide range of activities including debates, discussions, book readings, music and workshops'', an organiser spokesman said here today.
Carrying forward the philosophy of the festival, JLF this year will hold session on various topics including international affairs foreign policy, caste and racial issues, naxals, cinema, religion, gender, the environment, democratic traditions, among others. A Special focus on writing from the north-east India and from the United States will be the key components for 2011. The festival continues to showcase the strength and diversity of writings in the Indian languages. It includes sessions in Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Bangla, Assamiya, Odiya, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Nepali, Bhojpuri and Rajasthani. The five-day festival promises to be amongst the finest literary events for 2011 with over 400 accredited press from across the world, delegations from the UK and US and book lovers from across Asia and abroad.