A majestic heritage evening awaits at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2022!

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Scheduled to take place from 5th-14th March, 2022, the Jaipur Literature Festival is all set to bring a spectacular Heritage Evening back on-ground on 13th March at Ganesh Pol, Amer Fort. Famously known as the ‘Kumbh of Literature’, the iconic literary Festival is taking place in a hybrid avatar featuring stellar artists from India and across the world in the Heritage Evening programme. 

In partnership with Rajasthan Tourism, the Jaipur Literature Festival brings together arts and culture at the magnificent Amer Fort, celebrating Jaipur’s rich, historical and architectural legacy through a culturally diverse showcase of poetry, dance and music at the renowned monument.

In its previous editions, the Festival has hosted various acclaimed artists who have graced the stage with their euphonious energy. The programme will feature a soul-stirring performance by Kalapini Komkali namely BASANT SANGEET displaying Songs of Hori, Rasiya and a Special Tribute to Pt. Kumar Gandharva. Leading dancer and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas will be presenting A tribute to the late Pandit Birju Maharaj -UNCHARTED SEAS. Ending the evening on a spectacular note, students of ARCH COLLEGE OF DESIGN & BUSINESS, Jaipur will be showcasing A FASHION SHOW: GABA,  which will be a celebration of conscious and sustainable living.

Celebrating the 15th edition, classical vocalist and daughter of the legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Kalapini Komkali said, “Being a part of such an honourable gathering gives me immense pleasure and joy, allowing me to unleash the power of music. This festival, in my opinion, brings together major academics, performers, and young artists, making it a globally recognised extravaganza. This year, I will be embracing the beauty of spring through my melodies, making it a memorable evening for all its attendees.”

Also part of the programme, leading Kathak dancer and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas said, “Let our dance be the rainbow that transcends the clouds that have descended upon the art world, and let our art form be the colour that fills our lives with hope. This season our source of warmth and energy is the opportunity to perform at the Heritage Evening of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2022. Thank you, Teamwork Arts, for your continued support of the arts.”

Concluding the Heritage Evening with what promises to be a breathtaking show, Archana Sorana, Founder and Director of the ARCH School of Design, Jaipur, said, “We are thrilled that the Jaipur Literature Festival is back [on-ground] this year, as we had an incredible heritage fashion show at the magnificent Amer Fort two years ago! This year again, we are putting together a show of wearable art that showcases the grandeur of Rajasthan and indigenous knowledge systems that can be further used to build a culture of design that goes beyond heritage.”

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About Jaipur Literature Festival:

Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted over 2,000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.

Our core values remain unchanged: to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.

Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.

Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple, alongside producer Teamwork Arts, invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.

Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Laureates J. M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz; Man Booker Prize winners Ben Okri, Douglas Stuart, Margaret Atwood and Paul Beatty; Sahitya Akademi winners Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, M. T. Vasudevan Nair, as well as the late Girish Karnad, Mahasweta Devi and U. R. Ananthamurthy; along with literary superstars including Amish Tripathi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Vikram Seth. An annual event that goes beyond literature, the Festival has also hosted Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, the late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Bill Gates, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stephen Fry, Thomas Piketty and former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai.

The Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces it along with over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally.

Website: www.jaipurliteraturefestival.org 

About Teamwork Arts:

For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.

Every year, it produces over 25 performing, visual arts and literary festivals in several countries including Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the UK and USA, as well as many eclectic festivals across India. It produces the world’s largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia. 

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and WORDS ARE BRIDGES, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 19 million viewers in January 2021 and brought together the world’s leading commentators and writers. The musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story – A Musical, continues to tour the world with sold-out shows everywhere it is held.

More information at: www.teamworkarts.com 

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