I am pretty sure that the Jaipur Literary Festival is a mela that I need to be at.
I can’t be, but please go and rub shoulders with the likes of the Rudolphs, Wendy, Dalrymple et. al. In fact, William Dalrymple & Namita Gokhale are the creative directors. The festival will be held from 21st to 25th January 2009, at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur.
Of special note, Junoon Unplugged- Salman Ahmad and the “Sufi Qawwali Experience Live”. It is heartening to see that even as bombs are breaking down habitations, we can tie new bonds in other places.