Oh, To Be in Rajasthan Today

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka


The Jaipur Literature Festival starts today and looks to have a stellar line-up of authors, ranging from local celebrities such as Shobhaa De and Chetan Bhagat, to international starts like Alexander McCall Smith and Roberto Calasso. The event, now it its fifth year was co-founded by Indian writer Namita Gokhale and British travel writer William Dalrymple, and is quickly developing a reputation as perhaps the most enjoyable book event in Asia. Not only does the event take place on the grounds of the stunning Diggi Palace, but festivities include readings and talks, as well as literary lunches, children’s workshops and plenty of music performances. It’s too late to book your travel now (or perhaps it’s not, oh you lucky person you), but if you can make it to Rajasthan in time, drop us a note and let us know how it’s going.

PERUSE: This year’s stellar line-up of speakers.

WATCH: A selection of last year’s highlights and presentations.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.