Plurality and inclusiveness at the core of 2017 Jaipur Literature Festival’s programming….reports Asian Lite News
For a decade, the Jaipur Literature Festival has stood for diversity of ideas, languages, nationalities and subjects. The 2017 edition is no different in featuring multiple voices and viewpoints across genres collectively on one platform, the organisers said.
“The festival continues to uphold and celebrate its core values which place equity, democratic access and free speech above all. It strongly believes that for dialogue to be meaningful, we must have representation from all points of view.
“The festival has always been inclusive and welcomed plurality in opinion and often opposing viewpoints, to be expressed without discrimination. This is neither the first nor the last instance where we have welcomed speakers from the right, left and centre and allowed our audiences to form their own views at the end of each session of debate and discussion. We are proud of the incredible breadth of our programme put together by Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple”, they added