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Manisha Koirala, Perumal Murugan to speak at JLF 2019

By October 22, 2018No Comments

Source : Business Standard

Manisha Koirala, and will be among the 250 speakers scheduled to participate in the 2019 edition of the annual Literature Festival.

Scheduled to be held between January 24 and January 28 next year at the in Jaipur, the annual literary event will feature a diverse mix of speakers including writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, soprts people and entertainers.

“It has been a year of many upheavals and changes in the struggle for gender equity, and our programming will reflect these issues and concerns.

“We also have a special emphasis on science, the scientific temper, speculative fiction, as well as and what the future might hold for our planet,” Namita Gokhale, writer, publisher and of the festival, said.

The first list of 30 speakers announced Saturday include art curatorAmin Jaffer, a memoirist, and bestselling Andr Aciman, Pulitzer Prize winning authorAndrew Sean, internationally acclaimed sculptorAnish Kapoor, and award-winning 

Historian and said the 2019 edition of JLF will field the “strongest line-up”.

“It’s an astonishing line up and I can’t wait for the 24th of January to see it all become a reality,” he said.

The first list of speakers also features Indian herpetologist and wildlife conservationistRom Whitaker, English actor, and directorRupert Everett, bestselling and prize-winning British and historianSimon Sebag Montefiore, Malayalam fiction-and columnistN.S. Madhavan, former civil servant and Upamanyu Chatterjee, andVikram Chandra of ‘Sacred Games’ fame among others.

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