6 Reasons Why You Should be at the Jaipur Literature Festival

800 X 200The Jaipur Literature Festival, which takes place this January, is where you will find some of the world’s best writers and thinkers come together under the desert sky for 5 glorious days.

From Ruskin Bond to Margaret Atwood, Andy Conner to Yoko Tawada, Shobhaa De to MJ Akbar – the list goes on and on. With the festival taking place in Jaipur, you’re also guaranteed to get a taste of the colorful Rajput culture. There is just so much to see and do in just 5 days.

Still not convinced? Well, here are a few reasons why you should make it to the Jaipur Literature Festival.

  1. You get to meet your literary heroes
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With some of the biggest writers coming to town, you’re not going to get a better opportunity to get your book signed or get a photo taken with your favorite author anywhere else.

  1. You get to discover amazing new books and authors.
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Because there will be so many new writers at the festival, chances are you might end up getting a new favorite. Also, there will be tons of books that you can get your hands on!

  1. Get a taste of the literature magic at one of the most enthralling historical cities in India.
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There is no place better to lose yourself in the depths of literature than surrounded by the color and chaos of the Pink city. A cultural hub, experience the best Rajasthan has to offer, from the local music to the delicious food.

  1. Unleash the literary nerd in you, without feeling out of place.
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The Comic-con for literary nerds! Do you feel out of place because your friends and family don’t understand why you’re so into books? Well, fret not. At the Jaipur Literature Festival, you get to be the book nerd you’ve curbed for so long.

  1. The perfect break.
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The Lit Fest can also be a break from your routine. Just ask yourself, is there any better way of escaping your monotonous life than immersing yourself into all that literature goodness?

  1. Meet like-minded people and share new experiences.
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Everyone is there for the love of books so there’s no way you are going to feel out of place. You can experience so many new things and meet so many interesting people. And if you’re really lucky, you might just meet your literary soulmate!

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