London- UK: The Jaipur Literature Festival @ The British Library 20-21 May 2017 | The Aga Khan Foundation is sponsoring three talks

The Jaipur Literature Festival returns to London for the fourth year, presenting a sumptuous showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate.
This event – what some have dubbed “the greatest literary show on earth” – brings the unique spirit of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival to London, this year hosted at The British Library.

Jaipur Literature Festival in London 2017

As in 2016, the Aga Khan Foundation will be sponsoring three talks:

  • Kohinoor: Anita Anand and William Dalrymple introduced by Susan Stronge (Saturday 20 May, 4.30pm)
  • The Rise and Fall of Mughal Art: JP Losty, Katherine Butler Schofield, Susan Stronge and Malini Roy in conversation with William Dalrymple (Saturday 20 May, 5.45pm)
  • Constitutions: We the People: Chintan Chandrachud, Swapan Dasgupta and Helena Kennedy in conversation with Patrick French (Sunday 21 May, 2pm)

For more details and to see the programme, click here.


Promoting pluralism, celebrating dialogue: The Jaipur Literature Festival’s first decade

Matt Reed, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation UK, at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur Lierature Festival 2016 in London

Flying back to India after several months away, I am excited to return to a country I called home for three years. One of the annual highlights of my time here was the Jaipur Literature Festival, which combined all the things I loved most about India: its intellectual energy, its zest for life, and its intense opinions. It is fitting then that I return this week to speak at JLF, where, among others, the Aga Khan Foundation is sponsoring a session on the role of the liberal arts and the sciences in building strong societies.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Jaipur Literature Festival has been celebrating reading and learning – and all that is best about India’s vibrant, noisy, loquacious democracy – for a decade. JLF is a symbol of how India’s multi-decade investment in its universities, combined with its centuries-old love of learned inquiry and philosophical reflection, have underpinned its modern development and its social, economic, and technological achievements.

Read more on: AKF,UK



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