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Jaipur Literature Festival 23rd to 27th January 2020
Although it is not a spiritual festival, it is very famous in Jaipur among the literature lovers. Many foreign writers visit Jaipur to attend this fair. It was first held in 2006, and now it has grown to be the largest literary festival in the Asia Pacific region.
The Jaipur Literature Festival lasts for five days .Many local and international celebrities visit Jaipur to take part in reading and discussion sessions .It generally takes place at Diggi Palace in Jaipur .Generally in the evening there are folk music and dance sessions for the visitors, that are held in various areas throughout the palace. Some of the writers also launch their books during the festival.It generally happens towards the end of January every year.
Jaipur Literature Festival the greatest literary show on earth
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind.
Apart from being a change-making platform for dialogue, the festival is also an empowering platform for artisans, weavers and craftsmen of talent from across India. It strives to empower artisans/ craft clusters and young entrepreneurs in the handcrafted industry and enables them to reach a wide consumer-base.
The space ensures a diverse range of products; hand tooled to perfection, showcased for the world in a colourful, vibrant bazaar space.
Stall holders are selected for both uniqueness and variety: funky stationery, unusual gifts, edgy or traditional clothing, exquisite jewellery, comfy footwear, novel lifestyle and home décor goods all come together under one buzzing space.
There are 3 distinct market venues-
The main Festival Bazaar at Diggi Palace – stalls here are open to all designers, artisans, weavers and crafts people. 9 am to 7 pm on all 5 days of the festival.
The Pool Bazaar – this is a subsidised space with stalls being offered to NGO’s, craft collectives and people working in the development and sustainable space. 9 am to 7 pm on all 5 days of the festival.
The Night Market – at the Jaipur Music Stage at Clarks Amer. 7 pm to 10 pm for 3 days of the festival.
Some information and photos courtesy of JLP Jaipur Literature Festival