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Jaipur Literature Fest 2013 will focus on South Asian literatures

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 04, 2012

The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 will be going to be best place for dialogue and readings in South Asian literatures. Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 will be held in Diggi Palace,Jaipur between 24th – 28th January 2013. It will have numerous writers from Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are expected to attend the fest. Fahmida Riaz, M A Farooqui from Pakistan; Sonam Dorji and Kunzang Choden from Bhutan; Ani Choying from Nepal; Anisul Hoque from Bangladesh; and Ranjini Obeyesekere and Ashok Ferry from Sri Lanka have confirmed their participation.

Over 17 Indian languages including Bangla, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Magadhi, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil and Urdu will be woven into multilingual sessions enlarging the festival’s reach to the Indian and international audiences.

The theme ‘The Buddha in Literature’ has been given prominence in the fest this year. Sessions have been planned highlighting the subject- ‘Kinships of Faiths: Finding the Middle Way’; ‘God as a Political Philosopher – Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism’; ‘Women in the Path’ and ‘Jataka Readings’.

src: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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