Jaipur Literature Festival’s 15th edition to embrace musical mornings and a glorious heritage evening
Scheduled to take place from 5th-14th March 2022, the Jaipur Literature Festival is back to its customary home, the pink city of Jaipur, for its 15th edition.
The rich programme will begin each day with the calming strains of Morning Music. On the first day of the on-ground Festival from 10th-14th March 2022, the stage will be graced by Ujwal Nagar, a promising Hindustani Classical vocalist from Delhi. The following day will showcase Aastha Goswami, an Indian classical singer and composer adept at singing in 17 different Indian languages. The Aahvaan Project will perform on the third day of the Festival, presenting the philosophy of love, humanity and kindness and creating a space for harmony with their unique ability of storytelling through music.
The fourth day of the Festival will see a breathtaking performance by Hindustani Classical vocalist from the Dagar Gharana, Smt. Sombala Kumar. On the concluding day of the ‘greatest literary show on earth’, academic and musician Priya Kanungo will serenade audiences with Indian Classical music, bringing out mindfulness to celebrate the essence of India’s diverse musical heritage.
Apart from musical mornings, the much-loved literary festival offers a mesmerising Heritage Evening on 13th March at Ganesh Pol, Amer Fort. The special event will feature Kalapini Komkali, a well-trained and widely recognised classical vocalist of the younger generation, and daughter and disciple of the legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva. In addition, the majestic evening at Amer Fort will feature a soul-stirring performance by leading dancer and choreographer in the Indian Classical dance form of Kathak, Aditi Mangaldas, a former student of the master of Kathak Natya – the late Pandit Birju Maharaj.
Ending the evening on a spectacular note, a fashion show will be presented by the students of ARCH School of Design, Jaipur. Set up in the 2000s, the ARCH School of Design emphasises on entrepreneurship and skill-based courses that impart knowledge and practice of the business aspects of the creative industry.
About Jaipur Literature Festival:
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.
The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted over 2,000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
Our core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.
Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.
Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J. M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz; Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Douglas Stuart, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty; Sahitya Akademi winners Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, as well as the late Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi and U. R. Ananthamurthy; along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.
The Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces it along with over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally.
About Teamwork Arts:
For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.
Every year, it produces over 25 performing, visual arts and literary festivals in several countries including Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the UK and USA, as well as many eclectic festivals across India. It produces the world’s largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia.
Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and WORDS ARE BRIDGES, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 19 million viewers in January 2021 and brought together the world’s leading commentators and writers. The musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story – A Musical, continues to tour the world with sold-out shows everywhere it is held.
More information at: www.teamworkarts.com
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Jaipur/Updated on: February 15th 2022