The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival Concluded with Reflection, Hope and Debate.

The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival Ends with reflection, hope and debate.
The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival Ends with reflection, hope and debate.

The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival concluded amid applause and fanfare today at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. The world’s biggest ‘hybrid’ literature Festival hosted around 600 speakers, artists and performers from across India and the world. The Festival featured conversations and debates ranging from language, war, politics, environment and climate change, gender issues, business, science and technology, history, cinema, art, travel, etc.

About Jaipur Literature Festival:

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.

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 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.

Below are the few Glimpses of Jaipur Litrature Festival 2022.

Hindustani Classical Vocalist Ujwal Nagar
Hindustani Classical Vocalist Ujwal Nagar

William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale
William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale

William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale
William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale

Sanjoy K Roy
Sanjoy K Roy

Historian Rana Safvi
Historian Rana Safvi


Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Alka Pande Author
Alka Pande Author

Mahfuz Anam Shaheen Anam
Mahfuz Anam Shaheen Anam

Mahfuz Anam Bangladeshi journalist
Mahfuz Anam Bangladeshi journalist

Actor Manoj Bajpayee
Actor Manoj Bajpayee

Omar Saif Ghobash, Navdeep Suri and Talmiz Ahmad in conversation with Navtej Sarna
Omar Saif Ghobash, Navdeep Suri and Talmiz Ahmad in conversation with Navtej Sarna

Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta

Sanjoy K Roy
Sanjoy K Roy

Rajiv Mehrotra
Rajiv Mehrotra

Manjari Sinha
Manjari Sinha

Jaipur Literature Festival

Sudhir Vohra
Sudhir Vohra

Sandeep Unnithan and Pramod Kapoor
Sandeep Unnithan and Pramod Kapoor

Jaipur Literature Festival

Ileana Citaristi an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer
Ileana Citaristi an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer

Ruth Sophia Padel British Poet
Ruth Sophia Padel British Poet

Sohini Roychowdhury renowned Bharatanatyam dancer
Sohini Roychowdhury renowned Bharatanatyam dancer

Taran N Khan
Taran N Khan

Deepankar Aron
Deepankar Aron

Uday Bhatia
Uday Bhatia

Manasi Subramaniam
Manasi Subramaniam

Sohini Roychowdhury renowned Bharatanatyam dancer
Sohini Roychowdhury renowned Bharatanatyam dancer

Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor

Shivani Sibal Author
Shivani Sibal Author

Pramod Kapoor, Srikant Kesnur and Sandeep Unnithan
Pramod Kapoor, Srikant Kesnur and Sandeep Unnithan

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Sunil Sharma Photo journalist from Jaipur
Sunil Sharma

Talmiz Ahmad
Talmiz Ahmad

Manasi Subramaniam
Manasi Subramaniam

Jaipur Literature Festival

Arundhathi Subramaniam Indian poet
Arundhathi Subramaniam Indian poet

Arundhathi Subramaniam Indian poet
Arundhathi Subramaniam Indian poet

V Tankha
V Tankha

Hans Jacob Frydenlund
Hans Jacob Frydenlund

Padmini Ray Murray
Padmini Ray Murray

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Hannah Ellis Petersen Mujib Mashal
Hannah Ellis Petersen Mujib Mashal

Deepankar Aron Author
Deepankar Aron Author

Pariksith Singh and Uday Mahurkar
Pariksith Singh and Uday Mahurkar

Lakshmi Puri
Lakshmi Puri

Jyoti Malhotra
Jyoti Malhotra

Mridula Ramesh
Mridula Ramesh

Arunava Sinha translates classic modern and contemporary Bengali fiction non-fiction and poetry
Arunava Sinha translates classic modern and contemporary Bengali fiction non-fiction and poetry

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