Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Karan Johar, Anil Kumble, Bhaichung Bhutia to attend ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

12004067_477348662443746_5213903292122014832_nNew Delhi:With easy rail, air and road links to Jaipur we hope you have
booked your rooms and registered to enjoy the annual celebration of literature that is the
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival running between 21 and 25 January.

A special session on sports titled India at Play will see Suresh Menon, Anil Kumble,
Ronojoy Sen, Baichung Bhutia and Sidin Vadukut gather to discuss the history of sport and
the current state of play from the national obsession with cricket to other popular sports
from football to wrestling, and boxing to polo. Come and hear directly from iconic
cricketer Anil Kumble and legendary footballer Baichang Bhutia about the fierce passions
their sports ignite.

And don’t miss Karan Johar, blockbusting film director, screenwriter, actor and television
personality reminiscing about his childhood and how he came to enter the film industry with
his biographer Poonam Saxena in An Unsuitable Boy.

And there are still one or two more surprises up the Festival’s sleeves so stay tuned and
get yourself to Jaipur to be sure you don’t miss out on the big talking points of this

The world class programming of the Festival reflected in the list of speakers slated to
attend the Festival in January including India’s most beloved and prolific storyteller
Ruskin Bond; this year’s Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James; India’s most celebrated
psychoanalyst and author Sudhir Kakar; Stephen Fry, one of the world’s best known actors
and comedians; Hindi journalist, poet and novelist Uday Prakash, one of the leading figures
in modern Indian literature; Alka Saraogi, Hindi novelist and short story writer; Colm
Tóibín , Ireland’s greatest living writer; poet, novelist and essayist Margaret Atwood;
French economist and global voice on wealth and income inequality Thomas Piketty; creator
of one of the landmarks of modern American literature Tales of the City Armistead Maupin;
and activist and writer Bant Singh, whose tragic and inspiring story of resistance to the
atrocities he suffered as a Dalit Indian is a story of empowerment as well as a mirror to
the fault lines in a still feudal society.

You can see the full detail of this programme on the Festival’s website and on you can track updates on the Festival’s new mobile
app available for Apple and Android devices.

The app will place in your hands and offline the programme, background on the speakers, a
schedule, maps of the Diggi Palace site, information on registration, contests and
additional information on the leading B2B literary and publishing event, the Jaipur

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