ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival opening event: Of Cities and Empire

New Delhi

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Festival launch and keynote by Tristram Hunt, with Shashi Tharoor and Shrabani Basu

A launch event ahead of the weekend’s Zee Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library.

Tristram Hunt’s Ten Cities That Made An Empire explores powerful metropolitan centres the British Empire left in its wake, a network of cities that now stand as economic and cultural powerhouses of the 21st century. Award-winning author, former Labour Party politician and Director of the V&A Tristram Hunt discusses the influence of the British empire through the cities which embodied its near-global dominance, with Indian parliamentarian and fellow writer Shashi Tharoor, in conversation with author and historian Shrabani Basu.

The session will follow festival welcomes by Artistic Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, by Sanjoy K Roy (Managing Director) and Roly Keating (Chief Executive, the British Library).

This event is not included in Zee Jaipur Literature Festival weekend and day tickets.

Image: A Panorama of Delhi: a five-metre wide panorama of Delhi from the Lahore Gate by draughtsman, Mazhar Ali Khan. British Library’s India Office Collection


Name: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival opening event: Of Cities and Empire
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
Senior 60+: £12.00
Student: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £10.00
Disabled: £10.00
Under 18: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546