How does five days of literature affect one’s life? In the most overwhelmingly wonderful ways that’s sometimes expected while at other times completely unanticipated.
I attended the Jaipur Literature Festival this year and experienced all this first-hand. If you’re a literature lover and devour books like a monster, this place is a paradise – a world of words coupled with that old world charm of royalty and rich culture that’s a treat to all your senses. With so many eminent speakers, writers, fellow literature lovers and more, JLF immediately climbed up on the top of my life-altering experiences. The place, the decor, the people, the vibe, the sessions, the food, the chai, the stalls, the books – it all came together to form a milieu that made me lose myself in the best possible way.
From debates and discussions to poetry recitals and performances, JLF is a melange of culture and literary goodness. So, here I am – to take you to JLF with me, on a virtual tour of all things amazing at the fest. Take a look and be charmed and inspired.
Text and images: ©Yashnashree