ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Sunday Pass

Jaipur Literary Festival

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A taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’

This ticket option gives you access to Sunday festival events.

Directed by writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, the iconic ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival takes place every January in the Pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, as writers, publishers, literature-lovers, friends, patrons, intellectuals, influencers, students and the press converge at the Diggi Palace for five days of a stunning celebration of literature, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, debate and dialogue.

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival returns to the British Library for the second time, and its fifth London edition. A packed programme of talks and performances animate three venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas.

The programme is subject to change. Please check back for regular updates.

Please note that entry to sessions are on a first come first served basis and will be subject to venue capacity.


Sunday 10 June

09.30 Registration open

10.00 – 10.30 Piazza Pavilion
Morning Music
Azeem Ahmed Alvi

10.45 – 11.45 Piazza Pavilion
Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death: Fact and Fiction
Ashis Ray and Anita Bose Pfaff in conversation with Somnath Batabyal

10.45 – 11.45 Durbar Theatre
Initiations: Writing Race
Kayo Chingonyi and Nikesh Shukla in conversation with Prajwal Parajuly

10.45 – 11.45 Mughal Courtyard
Empire of Enchantment
John Zubrzycki in conversation with Vayu Naidu

12.00 – 13.00 Piazza Pavilion
Culture and Continuity: Sites of Memory

Kishwar Desai, Roly Keating, Suhair Khan and Matt Reed, moderated by Sanjoy K. Roy

12.00 – 13.00 Durbar Theatre
Shabana Azmi: The Word Set Free
Shabana Azmi in conversation with Sangeeta Datta

12.00 – 13.00 Mughal Courtyard
Indian Princes Versus the Raj
Charles Allen, Jon Wilson and Moin Mir in conversation with William Dalrymple

13.15 – 14.15 Piazza Pavilion
The Last Vicereine
Alex Von Tunzelmann, Barney White-Spunner and Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang in conversation with Sunil Khilnani

13.15 – 14.15 Durbar Theatre
The View from Raisina Hill
Meghnad Desai, Suhel Seth, Dinesh Patnaik and John Elliott in conversation with Mukulika Banerjee

13.15 – 14.15 Mughal Courtyard
The Reading Room
Bulbul Sharma, Janice Pariat and Prajwal Parajuly in conversation with Vayu Naidu

14.30 – 15.30 Piazza Pavilion
Ghosts of Empire
Maya Jasanoff, Charles Allen and Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Kwasi Kwarteng.

14.30 – 15.30 Durbar Theatre
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo in conversation with Bee Rowlatt
Presented by Aga Khan Foundation

14.30 – 15.30 Mughal Courtyard
Translations...An Equal Music
Daniel Hahn, Gabriel Rosenstock and Tridip Suhrud in conversation with Arunava Sinha, introduced by Namita Gokhale.

15.45 – 16.45 Piazza Pavilion
The Archaeological Survey of India and the Historical Imagination 
George Michell and William Dalrymple in conversation with Malini Roy

15.45 – 16.45 Durbar Theatre
Islam and Modernity
Javded Akhtar, Saif Mahmood, Pinky Anand and Salman Khurshid. Moderated by Christophe Jaffrelot

15.45 – 16.45 Mughal Courtyard
Scenes From a Marriage
Meena Kandasamy, Neelima Dalmia Adhar and Jaishree Misra in conversation with Ashok Ferrey

17.00 – 18.00 Piazza Pavilion
One Thousand and One Nights
Paulo Lemos Horta and Marina Warner in conversation with John Zubrzycki

17.00 – 18.00 Durbar Theatre
Churchill: Hero or Anti Hero
David Edgerton, Kwasi Kwarteng, Shashi Tharoor and Zareer Masani, moderated by Mukulika Banerjee

17.00 – 18.00 Mughal Courtyard
Stringed Instruments: A Musical Journey
Somjit Dasgupta in conversation with Somnath Batabyal


Name: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Sunday Pass
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Member: £14.00
Senior 60+: £16.00
Student: £14.00
Registered Unemployed: £14.00
Under 18: £14.00
Friend of the British Library: £14.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546