About the Festival

About Jaipur BookMark

Three years ago, the Jaipur Literature Festival began an important new initiative: Jaipur BookMark (JBM). Conceptualized as a business to business segment, JBM is held parallel to JLF, and provides a platform for publishers, literary agents, authors, translation agencies and writers to meet, talk business deals, listen to speakers from across the world and perhaps even sign the occasional contract. One of the ways in which we are trying to bring India into the international space and to encourage the buying and selling of translation rights of Indian language literature is by launching Jaipur BookMark.

India offers a rich landscape of writing and Jaipur BookMark is well placed to showcase the best of such writing and to help facilitate the sale and exchange of rights both between Indian languages and internationally.Even as India opens out as the world’s third largest English language publishing market, the complex and segmented Indian language market provides even greater publishing opportunities in Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla and Gujarati, amongst others.

In January 2016 we had delegations from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Norway and many more. Key Indian language publishers specialising in translations also participated in the event. Jaipur BookMark 2016 also brought to the publishing and translation market a Global Rights Translation Catalogue with a select list of 8 works on offer for translation from across 6 Indian languages.

Currently, no other publishing platform in India offers the possibility of both getting to know India’s varied literatures, and making contact with publishers and authors from India’s many languages. With this initiative, we hope to begin answering the question that publishers and agents from across the world often ask: How do we get to know Indian literatures? How can we translate between Indian languages, and from Indian languages into other languages of the world?

Translation will remain our prime focus at JBM 2017. This time we will highlight the literatures of the Eastern states of India. You can look forward to meeting authors, publishers and booksellers from West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Orissa and the East Zone. We look forward to welcoming you to Jaipur BookMark 2017!

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About Teamwork Arts

From Concept to Curation and
Design to Production

The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist.

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing and visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms.

For over 25 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, we produce 25 performing and visual arts and literary festivals in 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the UK and USA. Teamwork Arts produces the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the Ishara International Puppet Festival in New Delhi, the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, India by the Nile in Egypt, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, and many more.

Our musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story – A Musical, continues to tour the world and has sold out shows in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Egypt.

Our international festivals in India have included the bi-annual Bonjour India, a festival of France with more than 200 events across 18 cities in India and featuring over 250 artists, designers, researchers and entrepreneurs, and OzFest, a festival of Australia in India.

For more information, visit: www.teamworkarts.com


Producer & Directors

  • Namita

    Namita Gokhale

    Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher, and festival director. She is the author of fourteen works of fiction and non-fiction. Her acclaimed debut nove... Read More
  • neeta

    Neeta Gupta

    Neeta Gupta is the Festival co-Director for Jaipur BookMark - the publishers' B2B segment held parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival, where the f... Read More
  • Sanjoy

    Sanjoy K. Roy

    Sanjoy K. Roy is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals a... Read More

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