Jaipur Litfest 2022
After a brief hiatus, the Jaipur Lit Fest is all set to make a roaring comeback in 2022
Jaipur Lit Festival (JLF) will be making a comeback in 2022 but in a hybrid avatar, keeping in mind the ever-evolving pandemic. The advantage of both an on-ground presence and a virtual one is that a larger audience of book lovers gain access to the festival, easily India’s largest and most well-known literary festival.
Set to take place from January 28- February 1, 2022 (on-ground), and January 28 to February 6, 2022 (online), it will showcase a variety of specially curated themes and writers offering an immersive experience of literature, discourse, musical performances, art installations, local cuisine and so much more.
‘The greatest literary show on earth’
For the first time, JLF will also head to Maldives later in 2022. JLF Soneva Fushi will be a literary destination for 10 days, from May 13- 22, with stunning destinations forming the perfect backdrop to an international line-up of authors and fascinating workshops.
But that doesn’t mean the fest in it’s home of Jaipur is going to be any less dazzling. With a line-up of fantastic authors ranging from Robert Macfarlane, Elif Shafak, Jonathan Franzen to Manu Pillai, Kunal Basu, Monica Ali, Shivani Sibal, Nandana Dev Sen and performances by leading musicians against the backdrop of Jaipur’s glory will make it the event of the year.
New venues and old favourites
The main festival will move to Clarks Hotel in Jaipur from Diggi Palace, now understandably synonymous with JLF. The move has been made at the request of authorities given that Clarks Hotel has more space and more venues can be outdoor ones. But Diggi loyalists needn’t lose heart because the music stage will be moving to Diggi Palace.
COVID protocols and attending JLF in person
It’s been a tough two years and the prospect of attending one of the most beloved literary fests might be difficult to pass up. But if you’re wary of new variants of COVID making the rounds, have no fear. Well, have some fear — wear masks, get vaccinated, and maintain social distancing. But JLF is also taking every precaution to ensure they give the audiences an experience they’re not likely to forget anytime soon. While audiences for the physical events are likely to be smaller, keeping in mind COVID protocols, anybody who has been double vaccinated or has a negative RTPCR test will be able to make it.
Experience a different Jaipur
As always, JLF’s programming is sure to present a cornucopia of literary delights while showcasing the rich history and diversity of Indian writing and culture. Made all the more beautiful and exciting by real-time conversations and digital connectivity across continents and time zones, uniting lovers of literature from across the world.
So, what are you waiting for?