Top 6 literary festivals in India

Top 6 literary festivals in India

Attend a talk session with Gulzar at Mumbai International Literary Festival, or participate in literary workshops at Kochi International Book Festival or visit the Diggi Palace in Rajasthan for Jaipur Literature Festival

Sanchita Kalra
October 30 , 2014
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1. Mumbai International Literary Festival
Visit the Bollywood capital and be a part of the fifth Mumbai International Literary festival being held between October 30 and November 2, 2014. This year’s festival will witness high profile speakers such as Barkha Dutt, Shashi Tharoor, Gulzar and Chetan Bhagat.

2. Kochi International Book Festival
This year’s festival in Kerala has various activities lined up such as literary and art competitions, poet meets, cultural evenings, literary workshops, book launches and literary encounters. The 18th Kochi International Book festival will be held from November 29 to December 8, 2014.

3. Goa Arts and Literary Festival
Attend literary events, book launches and visit the popular beaches of Goa for some sun and sand experience. The fifth year of The Goa Arts and Literary festival will be held from December 4 to 7, 2014. October 2014 also saw the launch of the first Writers and Readers festival in the capital city of Panaji.


4. Jaipur Literature Festival
The festival in the Pink City of Rajasthan has gained the attention of the literary travellers from all over the globe.The Jaipur Literature Festival at the historic Diggi Palace runs from January 21 to 25, 2015. Entry to the event is free. Expect some fantastic literary and musical programmes.

5. Hyderabad Literary Festival
The Hyderabad Literary Festival, now in its fifth year, will be held from January 23 to 26, 2015. The festival schedule includes conversations with authors, reading, panel discussion, workshop and book launches as well as cultural programmes, all for free.

6. Lucknow Literary Festival
Running from February 13 to 15, 2015, the third Lucknow Literary festival promises to be a flagship literary and cultural event hosted in the metropolitan capital of Uttar Pradesh. 

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