Program for JLF 2021 virtual edition announced

JLF 2021 from 19-28 February

Photo: The Jaipur BookMark professional event in 2020 which is generally a part of the Jaipur Literature Festival

The 14th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from 19-28 February. The 2021 digital edition will have over 200 speakers on board, including 2020 Booker prize winner Douglas Stuart, Noam Chomsky, T M Krishna, and doctors Chandrakant Lahariya and Gagandeep Kang. The speakers’ line-up includes doctors, politicians, journalists, authors, poets, and winners of literary awards.

The 2021 edition of the event will explore a vast umbrella of themes, including history and politics, artificial intelligence (AI) and technology, environment, and climate change, food and literature, mental health, geopolitics, travel, historical fiction, and democracy and constitutions.

JLF will also feature a special session on India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with doctors and co-authors Chandrakant Lahariya, Randeep Guleria, and Gagandeep Kang participating in a panel discussion on the country’s battle with Coronavirus.

Another special session will analyze India’s electoral process with a panel discussion on the topic involving Navin Chawla, 16th Chief Election Commissioner of India; Neil Kantha Uprety; Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan; and Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal.

2021 Booker prize-winning author Douglas Stuart will talk about his debut novel Shuggie Bain while author Camilla Townsend will discuss the process behind her book “Cundill History Prize-winning Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.”

The entire program for the festival can be accessed here

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