All things art at 2015 Jaipur Literature festival

Press Trust of India

New Delhi: Dialogues on art history and art appreciation along with sessions focusing on different aspects of Indian art will also play a major role at the upcoming eighth Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.

A session on art as well as a look at the interplay between Buddhism and architecture with Llewelyn Morgan from Oxford University who will be discussing the Buddhist artworks at Bamiyan in Central Afghanistan is among the line up, organisers said.

Acclaimed Pakistani painter, writer and academic Salima Hashmi is also set to throw light on unknown masterpieces of Pakistani art at the literary festival that begins in Jaipur on January 21.

Celebrated British poet and great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel is another name to look out for during the event.

According to an updated list, released by organisers the literature festival has 181 participants and the number is expected to go up further.

As an integral part of the Indian narrative, one of the prominent theme for 2015 is set to be be cinema and its relationship with novels and theatre.

Kannada screenwriter, actor, director and winner of the Jnanpith Award Girish Karnad is set to be in conversation with prominent contemporary film-makers, and one of Britain’s most in-demand theatre directors, Tim Supple is scheduled to explore the influence of Shakespeare in contemporary Indian cinema.

Cinema giants and firm Festival favourites Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi would talk about poetry and Indian cinema. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Vijay
Seshadri has been lined up to join prominent Hindi poets Kedarnath Singh and Vinod Kumar Shukla.

Acclaimed Marathi Dalit writer Urmilia Pawar and Mumbai based thespian Sushma Deshpande are set to speak of their theatrical collaborations in adapting Pawar’s autobiography “Aaydan” at the festival.

Celebrated British poet and great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel is another name to look out for during the event.

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