The New Year 2017 is here and the clock has started ticking in this most awaited month of the year January. It is the time when the giants of literature and art field come together and share their wisdom with us. Yes, I am here talking about the most prestigious and awaited festival of the year, that is Jaipur Literature Festival. In this literature festival thousands of tourists from around the country participate. The main attractions of this festival are the authors and speakers from around the world that come together and share their experiences with us.
If you are planning to Travel to India in the month of January, you better not miss this golden opportunity to watch and listens the dignitaries of literature world which would be a lifetime experience for you. Jaipur Literature Festival was first held in 2006 when merely 100 authors and speakers participated here. But what started with small level has now gradually become a shining star of the universe of Literature. Many famous Indian personalities such as Waheeda Rehman, Javed Akhtar, Anupam Kher and many more participated in last few seasons of the Lit Fest.
To make your India Tours more amazing and worth visiting, I have bring the list of speakers who are going to speak in Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. All these luminaries are renowned in their respective field and can be called, the ocean of knowledge.
Here’s My Pick of Top 7 Speakers Whose Oratory Performance Must Not Miss in Jaipur Lit Fest 2017:
- A.N Wilson, Writer
- Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush, Director and Entrepreneur
- Alex Ross, Writer and Music Critic
- Andrew Roberts, Writer and Historian
- Anu Singh Choudhary, Writer, Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker
- C. Raja Mohan, Writer and Journalist
- Anita Anand, Writer and Broadcaster
1. A.N Wilson, Writer
Andrew Norman Wilson is an English newspaper columnist and a writer. He is popularly known for his critical biographies, novels and religious views. He has written more than 25 non-fictions books and his latest work in this category is ‘The Book of the People: How To Read the Bible’ which was published in 2015. Talking about the Fiction work his creation like ‘Wise Virgin’, ‘Dream Children’ and ‘A Jealous Ghost’ are some of the most famous creation. ‘The Potter’s Hand’ (2012) is his latest Non-Fiction work. His novel ‘Winnie and Wolf’ (2007) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
2. Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush, Director and Entrepreneur
Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush is an Indian film director, writer, classical dancer and a start-up entrepreneur. She has now also appointed as UN Women’s advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. Aishwarya is an elder daughter of Film actor Rajinikanth and wife of Dhanush. In 2015 she launched Ten Entertainment, a medium to endorse short film content and new digital ventures. She is also working on her new book ‘Standing on an Apple Box’ that is a biography of his role as a daughter, mother, and wife. She played a vital role to inspire confidence among women and girls across South India and strongly believe in gender equality.
3. Alex Ross, Writer and Music Critic
He is an American music critic and has been one of the staff of ‘The New Yorker’ magazine since 1996. Alex has also written for The New Republic, State, The London Review of Books, Fanfare and Freed. For The New Yorker, for the first time he wrote in 1993 and later became a staff member in 1996. He is also the author of two books, ‘The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century’(2007) and ‘Listen to This’ (2010). The Rest is Noise received widespread critical praise in U.S. Ross also received awards such as Mac Aurther Fellowship, ASCAP Deems Taylor. In 2016 he was awarded with Champion of New Music award.
4. Andrew Roberts, Writer and Historian
He is a very famous British historian and journalist. He is also a visiting professor at the King’s College London under Department of War Studies. His 2009 work for Non-Fiction category ‘The Storm of War’is appreciated wide cross the country. Andrew has written or edited more than nineteen books which have been translated in 22 languages which are famous on radio and television around the world. In 2012 he was awarded with the William Prize and British Schools and Universities Club of USA ‘Pride of Century Award’. He is elected as President of the Cambridge University Conservative Association in 2016. Currently Mr. Andrew is writing a biography of Sir Winston Churchil.
5. Anu Singh Choudhary, Writer, Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker
She is an Indian Journalist along with this she is also a fine writer, an advent film maker and a co-founder of the Dopamine Media and Entertainment. She has written many short stories in the early phase of her career. Those decut collection of her short stories is titled as ‘Neela Scarf’. She has also written a book ‘Mamma Ki Diary’ which is based on the fine parenting and family. This book has gain a critical praise in the literature field and is one of its kinds. Anu Singh Choudhary is also famous as documentary filmmaker. She has directed several documentaries and is currently working on her first full length feature film. For her excellent contribution in journalism she was awarded with Ramnath Goenka Award. She has also received the LAADLI media and Advertising Awards for her gender sensitive reporting. Her directorial web-series ‘The Good Girl Show’ is schedule for 2017 release.
6. C. Raja Mohan, Writer and Journalist
He is an Indian academic, foreign policy analyst and a journalist. Currently is the director of Carnegie India. Mr. Mohan also served as the strategic affairs Editor of the Indian Express in New Delhi. Prior to that he also served as Diplomat Editor and the Washington correspondent of The Hindu. As a foreign policy analyst his perspective is broadly liberal and pragmatist. He also argued for attaining great economic linkages to improve India’s trouble ties with neighbor country Pakistan. Is has degree of Doctorate in International Relations and master’s degree in Nuclear Physics.
7. Anita Anand, Writer and Broadcaster
Anita Anand is a British radio and television presenter and journalist. In the starting of her career she has worded as Head of News and Current Affairs for Zee TV and was one of the youngest news editors (25 years) in Britain. She has presented many shows for BBC radio and television. Anita Anand has written articles for the newspapers of India Today and The Asian Age. She also used to write regular column for The Guardian in year 2004-05. In 2015 she released her first book ‘Sophia: Princes, Suffragette and Revolutionary’. The book received an International acclaim for her treatment in the book. Her lasts work is her new book ‘Kohinoor’ which she has co-written with William Dalrymple.
So these were some of the finest speakers that are coming in Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Like always this time also JLF will going to happen in Diggi Palace Jaipur, which is one of the lavish Jaipur Hotels. People coming across the world have plenty of accommodation options ranging from budget hotels to Luxury 5 Star Hotels in Jaipur.
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