JLF 2023: Things To Know Before You Go

JLF 2023: Things To Know Before You Go
The festival is ready with a spectacular lineup of the who’s who from the world of literature, music, and the arts. Credit: JLF Facebook page

The “greatest literary show on earth” is set to begin on 19th January, featuring some of the biggest names in literature

Antara Chatterjee
January 16 , 2023
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The Jaipur Literature Festival is set to commence on 19th January and run until 23rd January. The festival is ready with a spectacular lineup of the who’s who from the world of literature, music, and the arts. 

The Lit Glitterati


Among the speakers and panellists, Geetanjali Shree, winner of last year’s International Booker Prize for her novel Tomb of Sand, Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, Shobha De, Shashi Tharoor, Aanchal Malhotra, Sudha Murty, filmmaker Onir, and Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, are among many other stellar names. 

Musical Magical

A number of musical and cultural performances will also be spaced out over the five days of the festival. Musical guests like Lifafa, and Panagea will be performing. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will also be present on one of the panels moderated by Sanjoy K Roy, one of the core founders of the festival. The musical lineup has some prominent names and is something to look forward to. 

Pakshee: The Indie fusion band will perform on 19th January from 7:30 pm onwards.

Lifafa: The much-loved indie artist Lifafa will perform on 19th January from 8:45 pm onwards.

Peter Cat Recording Co: The band will perform on 20th January from 8:45 pm onwards.

Kabir Cafe: That original band that puts the couplets of Kabir into music, Kabir Cafe, will be performing on 21st January from 8:45 pm onwards.

This year is the 16th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Credit: Wikimedia commons. In light of Geetanjali Shree becoming the first writer of the Hindi language to bag the International Booker Prize, the Jaipur Literature Festival this year will have a special focus on Indian languages. Multiple panels will showcase the fascinating diversity of languages and feature sessions on 21 Indian & 14 International languages. Daisy Rockwell, who translated Geetanjali Shree’s award-winning Ret Samadhi- Tomb of Sand to English, is set to be honoured by the 7th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award for the year 2023. 

Dates: 19th January to 23rd January

Where: Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Registration Requirements: Mandatory online registration on the official website

ALSO READ: Jaipur Literature Festival Is Coming Back In 2023

RELATED: A Complete Guide to Everything Offbeat in Jaipur 


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