Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 London Edition at The British Library

The festival presents a unique showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate.


The prestigious British Library in London is making its outdoor facilities available this week-end (14-16, June 2019) to host the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) and its dazzling array of participants from all over the world.

Join AKF for a vibrant weekend of debate and discussion featuring writers, poets, historians, journalists and more. We’re proud to be participating in and sponsoring four great talks:

The Islamic Enlightenment: Faith and Reason – 11:15am on 15 June in the Piazza Pavillion

Christopher de Bellaigue in conversation with William Dalrymple

The Elephant and the Dragon – 3pm on 15 June in the Piazza Pavilion

Vasuki Shastry, Steve Tsang, Ellen Barry and Lijia Zhang in conversation with Salil Tripathi

The Dance of Democracy – 11.15am on 16 June in the Durbar Theatre

Navin Chawla, Mukulika Banerjee and Meghnad Desai in conversation with John Elliott

Islamic Arts: Multiple Histories, Multiple Expressions – 4.15pm on 16 June in the Durbar Theatre

Zulfikar Hirji, Sussan Babaie, Vivek Gupta and Venetia Porter in conversation with William Dalrymple.

Learn more details about all 4 talks at the source:



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