The Jaipur Literature Festival known as one of the biggest literary festivals is going virtual this year. The festival allows you to interact with a diverse mix of renowned writers, thinkers, leaders, entertainers and all the eminent personalities from around the world.
This prominent literary festival is held every year in the pink city of India-Jaipur. This years’ Jaipur Literature Festival will begin on Thursday, February 18 and ends on Monday February 28. Celebrated American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist Noam Chomsky’s latest book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, sharply questions the utopian idea of neoliberalism and the consequences of markets dictating all aspects of society. Evaluating the ten principles that have fuelled this idea, he will unravel its roots and troubling impact on American society, culture and politics, in conversation with journalist Sreenivasan Jain.
Highlights from the programme include a session with Glasgow-born Douglas Stuart, the author of 2020 Booker Prize-winning début novel Shuggie Bain. Following the bond between a son and his mother, fractured by alcoholism, poverty, aspiration and human misery, the novel graphs an intimate, devastating yet ultimately hopeful journey through their lives. In conversation with writer and playwright Paul McVeigh, Stuart will unravel the thought and process behind bringing this heartbreaking story out.