The glories of Rajasthan in focus at the 15th Jaipur Literature Festival

 Jaipur 2 March:The 15th edition of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival is all set to take place from 5th to 14th March 2022, at Hotel Clarks Amber, Jaipur. The rich programme will feature 15 Indian languages. This year the Festival will bring in specific sessions concentrated on Rajasthani heritage and culture. Today Teamwork Arts, the producer of the iconic Festival, hosted an exclusive press conference highlighting the significance of the city and Rajasthan in creating the festival.

 Tourism Minister of Rajasthan, Vishvendra Singh said, “I am delighted that the Jaipur Literature Festival is returning on-ground in the Pink City. I believe that the Festival truly provides an exceptional platform for both Indian and global authors and thought leaders to engage and strengthen Our literary heritage and culture. I look forward to warmly welcoming all Authors, Speakers, Artists, Musicians and Visitors to Jaipur and the State of Rajasthan for the Festival in March 2022.”

Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director at Teamwork Arts, said, " We are delighted to be back on-ground with the Jaipur Literature Festival weaving its magic again. This year’s programme celebrates the diversity of literature and offers a wide range of topics including on the Ukraine Russia conflict, climate change, new world order, art of fiction, poetic imagination, travel, science, history etc.”

Apurv Kumar, Managing Director, Clarks Group of Hotels said, “We are indeed privileged that the 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival is being held at Hotel Clarks Amer from 5 to 10 March. It is quite well known that CLARKS has always been associated with this mega literary event. We used to host the evening music stages. This time both the literary sessions as well the Jaipur Music Stage in the evening will be held here. It is only appropriate to point out that this festival is one of the biggest events in the State and to my mind, it is a great tourism event. A large number of visitors not only from pan-India but from other countries come to this iconic festival.”

The prestigious Festival will showcase a variety of sessions exhibiting numerous dialects of Rajasthan-centric literature.At one session, poet and distinguished litterateur, Chandra Prakash Deval will discuss languages, literature, poetry, and music of the desert state with writer and poet Anukrti Upadhyay. The rich oral, linguistic and literary traditions of Rajasthan find their voice in a variety of dialects, although Rajasthani still awaits official recognition in the schedule of Indian languages.

Rajasthan has long been a dynamic cultural centre and home to prestigious art forms. At a session on Treasures at the Jaipur Court, author Vandana Bhandari and historian Giles Tillotson will be in conversation with historian Rima Hooja to discuss the magnificent treasures commissioned and collected over centuries by the Jaipur court. In this book, over 40 scholars from around India and the world, have hand-picked and written about objects that make this collection spectacular.

In history, we have encountered Chetak, the most famous horse of Mewar and Maharana Pratap’s chosen comrade. A panel discussion will be held with historians Yashaswini Chandra and Rima Hooja for an illuminating conversation about the powerful warrior king Maharana Pratap and his legendary horse Chetak. Together they will explore the legend of the resilient pair and their part in shaping India.