Program

Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ Darbar Hall
9:30 – 10:00 a) Morning Music by Sukriti Sen
10:00 – 10:30 Inaugural Session Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu (Australian High Commissioner to India), Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Neeta Gupta and Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal Keynote Address: On the Art of Publishing by Roberto Calasso and Launch of Global Translation Rights Catalogue 2017.
10:30 – 11:30 b) Celebrating Booksellers: Curating Reading Lists Anuj Bahri, Gautam Jatia, Priti Paul, Raman Shresta and Rick Simonson, moderated by Arpita Das Exploring brick-and-mortar bookstores in the age of e-books, representatives of iconic bookstores from India and across the world highlight the role of engaged booksellers in stimulating reading choices, curating book lists for online and offline audiences and celebrating the ‘book’ as an object and a concept.
11:30 – 12:30 c) Digital Content: Binaries of Empowerment Lila Azam Zanganeh, Margarita Guerrero, Osama Manzar, Sudha Gopalakrishnan and Vikram Chandra, moderated by Pranab Singh Across languages, online platforms provide a vast digital knowledge resource to empower a new generation with easily accessible information. A session that explores the crucial role of communication in digital empowerment across the world.
12:30 – 13:30 d) Learnings from Australia Cate Blake, Edwina Johnson, Fiona Henderson, Laura Kroetsch, Margot Lloyd and Stephanie Siriwardene, moderated by Wendy Were Festival directors, publishers and representatives from the Australia Council for the Arts celebrate their third business delegation to Jaipur with an eye on publishing opportunities and collaborations between India and Australia.
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch hosted by Niyogi Books
15:00 – 16:00 e) Katha to Comics: The Evolution of Visual Storytelling in India Arpita Das, Janhavi Prasada, Jason Quinn, Pankaj Thapa and Reena Puri, moderated by Philip A. Lutgendorf With the emergent language of digital imagery and the interventions of technology and popular taste, graphic and visual elements have returned to storytelling. The ancient oral and pictorial narrative legacy of India has found new resonance in a variety of innovative formats. A session replete with insights and anecdotes on the convergence of hybrid media and the seamless coming together of word, text and image.
16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon tea hosted by Australian High Commission
16:00 – 17:30 f) Reading in the Mother Tongue: Talking Children’s Literature Clare Azzopardi, Fiona Henderson, Manisha Chaudhry, Priti Paul and Tultul Biswas, moderated by Anu Singh Choudhary How can we nurture local first language learnings relevant to a children’s immediate environment, where cultural contexts and frames of references are familiar, as opposed to foreign ones that they are alienated from? Writers and publishers come together to discuss the importance of encouraging young minds to read in their mother tongues.
17:30 – 18:30 g) Algorithms of the Indian Market Anish Chandy, Bikash Niyogi, Manas Saikia and Naomi Barton, moderated by Preeti Gill Who is reading what? What’s working, what’s not and how do you promote books in today’s complex social media-driven world? Publishers, business development experts and marketing strategists from the Indian book trade share their success formulae in this session on understanding the algorithms that unscramble the dynamic Indian market.
18:30 onwards Networking Session: Conversations & Cocktails
Hosted by ABC DESI
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
11:15 – 12:15 h) Twice Told Tales Roberto Calasso Roberto Calasso will read from Ardor, his latest meditation on ancient Indian philosophy in Italian, English and Hindi.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
12:30 – 14:20 i) The First-Book Club: New Writer’s Mentorship Programme Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Anuj Bahri, Esha Chatterjee, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Milee Ashwarya, Mita Kapur, Preeti Gill, Namita Gokhale and Urvashi Butalia Aspiring authors shortlisted for the New Writers’ Mentorship Programme and the Bloggers Competition will pitch their ideas to a panel of literary agents, publishers and mentors. (Entry by Invitation Only)
14:30 – 15:30 i) The First Book Club: JLF Blogging Competition Winners Literary Agents Jayapriya Vasudevan and Preeti Gill, Author Blogger Anu Singh Chaudhary and Publisher Aditi Maheshwari Goyal A panel of literary agents, authors and publishers will mentor winners of the ZEE JLF Blogging Competition at a special session in the JBM lounge.
(Entry by Invitation Only)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:45 – 16:45 j) Copyright Round Table Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Cate Blake, David López-del Amo, G.R. Raghavender, Kerstin Schuster, Philipp Theisohn and Shubha Vilas Das, moderated by Renuka Chatterjee Copyrights experts from Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Australia and India discuss global best practices in copyright, intellectual property rights and whether there is such a thing as a copyright ecosystem with multiple centres of publishing around the world?
16:45 – 17:15 Tea Break
17:15 – 18:15 k) Mahasweta Devi and Rabindranath Tagore in Translation: A Case Study in Literary Exchange Guillermo Rodríguez, Radha Chakravarty, Reba Som and Sujata Sen, moderated by Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee An intriguing look at how multiple translations of the great Bangla writers Rabindranath Tagore and Mahasweta Devi sparked a dialogue between the different languages and literatures of the region. Did they individually seed and catalyse the translation process between India’s diverse regional languages?
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 l) Twice Told Tales Vivek Shanbhag & Chandan Gowda moderated by Christoph Senft Vivek Shanbhag will read from his novel Ghachar Ghochar and Chandan Gowda reads from his translation of U.R. Ananthamurthya’s seminal Bara.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 13:30 m) 10/10 Reading South Asia in Translation Arshia Sattar, Arunava Sinha, Chandan Gowda, David López-del Amo, Dhruba Jyoti Borah, Nicolas Dejenne, Prawin Adhikari, Poorna Swami, Satyanand Nirupam and Sukrita Paul Kumar, introduced by Christoph Senft Ten writers, translators, academics and readers present the ten best translated works from South Asian languages that they have read in the last decade. Despite the immense wealth of writing in the languages in South Asia, very few books have actually made it to international translation lists. Through this session we aim to put together a list of a hundred titles from South Asia that would work in translation into any world language.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 n) Publishing Perspectives: Goals and Signposts Ananth Padmanabhan, Charlie Redmayne, Fiona Henderson and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Amrita Tripathi In a technology-driven society, the role of publishing and curating content has undergone a radical transformation. What are the goals and signposts for this untrodden path and what are the lessons and learnings of the past? Session presented by HarperCollins Publishers
15:45 – 17:15 o) Politics of Literary Translation Chandan Gowda, Deborah Smith, Eluned Gramich, Javier Montes, Mrinal Pande, Rumena Buzarovska, Shailesh Bharatwasi, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Urvashi Butalia and Vivek Shanbhag, moderated by Nataša Ďurovičová A language is a dialect with an Army and a Navy. Even as major book awards open up to literary translations, the dynamics of cultural politics continue to influence perceptions. The hegemony of English continues even as other languages jostle for attention, maintaining its controversial position in multilingual environments, be it in Europe, Africa or South Asia. Why do authors still dream of being translated into English and how is English the universal currency for literary exchange?
Session followed by Vani Foundation Translation Award announcement (in association with Teamwork Arts)
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 p) Twice Told Tales Sukrita Paul Kumar & Bhaichand Patel moderated by Christoph Senft

 

Sukrita Paul Kumar reads from the English translation of her father, Joginder Paul’s novel, Blind, and Bhaichand Patel reads from his novel, Mother’s Lovers and Other Strangers.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 12:15 q) Design and Graphic Identity: The Print and Digital Imagination
Alka Pande, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh, Margarita Guerrero and Namita Gokhale, moderated by Lolita Dutta
Design and Graphic Identity: The Print and Digital Imagination Alka Pande, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh, Margarita Guerrero and Namita Gokhale, moderated by Lolita Dutta Artists, publishers and art curators from across the world discuss the importance of covers, images, text and typefaces in bringing narratives to life in print and electronic media and the future of design in a digital era.
This will be followed by the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize Announcement. By Jury Members Alka Pandey, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh and Namita Gokhale.
12:30 – 13:30 r) Books to Film Arindam Sil, Anuj Bahri, Anu Singh Chaudhary, Shailesh Bharatwasi and Vikram Chandra, moderated by Smriti Kiran Re-examining the interface between literature and cinema and the adaptation of literary content for television, radio and digital platforms. A star cast of speakers share their experiences and expectations of the new media opportunities.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 s) Literary Europe Live in India 2017 Clare Azzopardi, Eluned Gramich, Inga Žolude, Roman Simić, Rumena Bužarovska, Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, moderated by Alexandra Büchler Bright young voices from Europe examine publishing prospects and collaborations in India and consider a range of activities that could create opportunities for future projects and act as a catalyst for new literary connections.
15:45 – 16:45 t) Spanish Delegation Presentation David Rodríguez Gómez, Javier Montes, Margarita Guerrero and Marina Perezagua, moderated by David López-del Amo Opening a window to Spain, this session explores local publishing trends in Spain and Latin America and challenges the notion of a largely Latin-American literary canon. Two of Spain’s most original writers, a renowned digital expert and a policy-practitioner discuss the range and diversity of independent publishing across Spanish language markets, the vibrancy of emerging voices from Spain and the grant and funding opportunities available to Indian editors, translators and festival programmers.
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 u) Twice Told Tales Nandana Sen and Oopali Operajita, moderated by Christoph Senft Nandana Sen will read from her English translation of her mother, Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s poetry and discuss the mother-daughter bond shared via the intimate process of translation and Oopali Operajita will read from her translation of the great Gopinath Mohanty’s Amrutara Santana into English. Moderated by Christoph Senft
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 13:30 v) Spotlight: Trends in Media and Publishing Vaibhav Chauhan, Poorna Swami, Janani Ganesan, Vikram Chandra, Kaartikeya Bajpayee, Suvani Singh, Ujjwala Maharjan, Yukta Bajracharya and Rajendra Patel introduced y Christoph Senft The dawn of ebooks has revolutionised the world of traditional publishing in more than one way. In this current digital landscape, how are publishers evolving and tailoring their content? Publishing game-changers from India and across discuss their exciting initiatives and how they reach out to the new digital reader.
-Vaibhav Chauhan to present Sahapedia, an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India
-Poorna Swami and Janani Ganesan present the January issue of the Asymptote Journal featuring translation from Indian languages.
-Vikram Chandra presents Granthika.co, his software startup dedicated to reinventing writing and reading for the digital age.
-Kaartikeya Bajpayee presents the Bombay review, a bi-monthly online literary magazine.
– Suvani Singh, Ujjwala Maharjan and Yukta Bajracharya present the Spoken Word Poetry Movement in Nepal.
-Rajendra Patel presents Pustak Parab, the mass Movement of books, a unique mobile Gujarati library experiment.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 w) Translating India Ambar Chatterjee, Esha Chatterjee, Minakshi Thakur, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, Ravi Singh and Urvashi Butalia introduced by Christoph Senft A cross-section of publishing houses from India present their forthcoming translation lists to international publishers, media representatives, book reviewers and books page editors.
16:00 – 17:00 x) Festival Directors’ Round Table Alexandra Büchler (Literature Across Frontiers), Cate Blake (Emerging Writers’  Festival), Clare Azzopardi(Malta Book Festival), Edwina Johnson (Byron Writers Festival), Laura Kroetsch (Adelaide Writers’ Week), Lyndy Cooke (Hay Festival), Mita Kapur (Bhutan Lit Fest), Neelesh Misra (The Swayam Festival), Sanjoy K. Roy (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival), Namita Gokhale (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival), Roman Simić (Festival of the European Short Story), Sanaz Fotouhi (APWT), Sheila Cremaschi (Hay Segovia), Shyam Parekh (Gujrat Literature Festival ), Vikas Singh (Divya Marathi Literature Festival), Wendy Were (Australia Council for the Arts) and William Dalrymple (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival) Festival directors from around the world discuss the politics of literature festivals, exchange notes on their shared experiences and the challenges they face in terms of censorship, negotiating spaces between conflicting ideologies and organising events of enormous scale.
Entry by invitation only
17:00 Onwards JBM Closing Ceremony Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Urvashi Butalia, Neeta Gupta and Aditi Maheshwari Goyal Closing Cocktails hosted by Westland Books.
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ Darbar Hall
9:30 – 10:00 a) Morning Music by Sukriti Sen
10:00 – 10:30 Inaugural Session Her Excellency Harinder Sidhu (Australian High Commissioner to India), Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Neeta Gupta and Aditi Maheshwari-Goyal Keynote Address: On the Art of Publishing by Roberto Calasso and Launch of Global Translation Rights Catalogue 2017.
10:30 – 11:30 b) Celebrating Booksellers: Curating Reading Lists Anuj Bahri, Gautam Jatia, Priti Paul, Raman Shresta and Rick Simonson, moderated by Arpita Das Exploring brick-and-mortar bookstores in the age of e-books, representatives of iconic bookstores from India and across the world highlight the role of engaged booksellers in stimulating reading choices, curating book lists for online and offline audiences and celebrating the ‘book’ as an object and a concept.
11:30 – 12:30 c) Digital Content: Binaries of Empowerment Lila Azam Zanganeh, Margarita Guerrero, Osama Manzar, Sudha Gopalakrishnan and Vikram Chandra, moderated by Pranab Singh Across languages, online platforms provide a vast digital knowledge resource to empower a new generation with easily accessible information. A session that explores the crucial role of communication in digital empowerment across the world.
12:30 – 13:30 d) Learnings from Australia Cate Blake, Edwina Johnson, Fiona Henderson, Laura Kroetsch, Margot Lloyd and Stephanie Siriwardene, moderated by Wendy Were Festival directors, publishers and representatives from the Australia Council for the Arts celebrate their third business delegation to Jaipur with an eye on publishing opportunities and collaborations between India and Australia.
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch hosted by Niyogi Books
15:00 – 16:00 e) Katha to Comics: The Evolution of Visual Storytelling in India Arpita Das, Janhavi Prasada, Jason Quinn, Pankaj Thapa and Reena Puri, moderated by Philip A. Lutgendorf With the emergent language of digital imagery and the interventions of technology and popular taste, graphic and visual elements have returned to storytelling. The ancient oral and pictorial narrative legacy of India has found new resonance in a variety of innovative formats. A session replete with insights and anecdotes on the convergence of hybrid media and the seamless coming together of word, text and image.
16:00 – 16:30 Afternoon tea hosted by Australian High Commission
16:00 – 17:30 f) Reading in the Mother Tongue: Talking Children’s Literature Clare Azzopardi, Fiona Henderson, Manisha Chaudhry, Priti Paul and Tultul Biswas, moderated by Anu Singh Choudhary How can we nurture local first language learnings relevant to a children’s immediate environment, where cultural contexts and frames of references are familiar, as opposed to foreign ones that they are alienated from? Writers and publishers come together to discuss the importance of encouraging young minds to read in their mother tongues.
17:30 – 18:30 g) Algorithms of the Indian Market Anish Chandy, Bikash Niyogi, Manas Saikia and Naomi Barton, moderated by Preeti Gill Who is reading what? What’s working, what’s not and how do you promote books in today’s complex social media-driven world? Publishers, business development experts and marketing strategists from the Indian book trade share their success formulae in this session on understanding the algorithms that unscramble the dynamic Indian market.
18:30 onwards Networking Session: Conversations & Cocktails
Hosted by ABC DESI
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
11:15 – 12:15 h) Twice Told Tales Roberto Calasso Roberto Calasso will read from Ardor, his latest meditation on ancient Indian philosophy in Italian, English and Hindi.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
12:30 – 14:20 i) The First-Book Club: New Writer’s Mentorship Programme Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Anuj Bahri, Esha Chatterjee, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Milee Ashwarya, Mita Kapur, Preeti Gill, Namita Gokhale and Urvashi Butalia Aspiring authors shortlisted for the New Writers’ Mentorship Programme and the Bloggers Competition will pitch their ideas to a panel of literary agents, publishers and mentors. (Entry by Invitation Only)
14:30 – 15:30 i) The First Book Club: JLF Blogging Competition Winners Literary Agents Jayapriya Vasudevan and Preeti Gill, Author Blogger Anu Singh Chaudhary and Publisher Aditi Maheshwari Goyal A panel of literary agents, authors and publishers will mentor winners of the ZEE JLF Blogging Competition at a special session in the JBM lounge.
(Entry by Invitation Only)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:45 – 16:45 j) Copyright Round Table Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Cate Blake, David López-del Amo, G.R. Raghavender, Kerstin Schuster, Philipp Theisohn and Shubha Vilas Das, moderated by Renuka Chatterjee Copyrights experts from Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Australia and India discuss global best practices in copyright, intellectual property rights and whether there is such a thing as a copyright ecosystem with multiple centres of publishing around the world?
16:45 – 17:15 Tea Break
17:15 – 18:15 k) Mahasweta Devi and Rabindranath Tagore in Translation: A Case Study in Literary Exchange Guillermo Rodríguez, Radha Chakravarty, Reba Som and Sujata Sen, moderated by Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee An intriguing look at how multiple translations of the great Bangla writers Rabindranath Tagore and Mahasweta Devi sparked a dialogue between the different languages and literatures of the region. Did they individually seed and catalyse the translation process between India’s diverse regional languages?
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 l) Twice Told Tales Vivek Shanbhag & Chandan Gowda moderated by Christoph Senft Vivek Shanbhag will read from his novel Ghachar Ghochar and Chandan Gowda reads from his translation of U.R. Ananthamurthya’s seminal Bara.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 13:30 m) 10/10 Reading South Asia in Translation Arshia Sattar, Arunava Sinha, Chandan Gowda, David López-del Amo, Dhruba Jyoti Borah, Nicolas Dejenne, Prawin Adhikari, Poorna Swami, Satyanand Nirupam and Sukrita Paul Kumar, introduced by Christoph Senft Ten writers, translators, academics and readers present the ten best translated works from South Asian languages that they have read in the last decade. Despite the immense wealth of writing in the languages in South Asia, very few books have actually made it to international translation lists. Through this session we aim to put together a list of a hundred titles from South Asia that would work in translation into any world language.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 n) Publishing Perspectives: Goals and Signposts Ananth Padmanabhan, Charlie Redmayne, Fiona Henderson and Urvashi Butalia in conversation with Amrita Tripathi In a technology-driven society, the role of publishing and curating content has undergone a radical transformation. What are the goals and signposts for this untrodden path and what are the lessons and learnings of the past? Session presented by HarperCollins Publishers
15:45 – 17:15 o) Politics of Literary Translation Chandan Gowda, Deborah Smith, Eluned Gramich, Javier Montes, Mrinal Pande, Rumena Buzarovska, Shailesh Bharatwasi, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Urvashi Butalia and Vivek Shanbhag, moderated by Nataša Ďurovičová A language is a dialect with an Army and a Navy. Even as major book awards open up to literary translations, the dynamics of cultural politics continue to influence perceptions. The hegemony of English continues even as other languages jostle for attention, maintaining its controversial position in multilingual environments, be it in Europe, Africa or South Asia. Why do authors still dream of being translated into English and how is English the universal currency for literary exchange?
Session followed by Vani Foundation Translation Award announcement (in association with Teamwork Arts)
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 p) Twice Told Tales Sukrita Paul Kumar & Bhaichand Patel moderated by Christoph Senft

 

Sukrita Paul Kumar reads from the English translation of her father, Joginder Paul’s novel, Blind, and Bhaichand Patel reads from his novel, Mother’s Lovers and Other Strangers.
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 12:15 q) Design and Graphic Identity: The Print and Digital Imagination
Alka Pande, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh, Margarita Guerrero and Namita Gokhale, moderated by Lolita Dutta
Design and Graphic Identity: The Print and Digital Imagination Alka Pande, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh, Margarita Guerrero and Namita Gokhale, moderated by Lolita Dutta Artists, publishers and art curators from across the world discuss the importance of covers, images, text and typefaces in bringing narratives to life in print and electronic media and the future of design in a digital era.
This will be followed by the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize Announcement. By Jury Members Alka Pandey, Aman Nath, Dayanita Singh and Namita Gokhale.
12:30 – 13:30 r) Books to Film Arindam Sil, Anuj Bahri, Anu Singh Chaudhary, Shailesh Bharatwasi and Vikram Chandra, moderated by Smriti Kiran Re-examining the interface between literature and cinema and the adaptation of literary content for television, radio and digital platforms. A star cast of speakers share their experiences and expectations of the new media opportunities.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 s) Literary Europe Live in India 2017 Clare Azzopardi, Eluned Gramich, Inga Žolude, Roman Simić, Rumena Bužarovska, Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini, moderated by Alexandra Büchler Bright young voices from Europe examine publishing prospects and collaborations in India and consider a range of activities that could create opportunities for future projects and act as a catalyst for new literary connections.
15:45 – 16:45 t) Spanish Delegation Presentation David Rodríguez Gómez, Javier Montes, Margarita Guerrero and Marina Perezagua, moderated by David López-del Amo Opening a window to Spain, this session explores local publishing trends in Spain and Latin America and challenges the notion of a largely Latin-American literary canon. Two of Spain’s most original writers, a renowned digital expert and a policy-practitioner discuss the range and diversity of independent publishing across Spanish language markets, the vibrancy of emerging voices from Spain and the grant and funding opportunities available to Indian editors, translators and festival programmers.
Time Session Title Panelists Session Details
@ JBM Lounge
10:00 – 11:00 u) Twice Told Tales Nandana Sen and Oopali Operajita, moderated by Christoph Senft Nandana Sen will read from her English translation of her mother, Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s poetry and discuss the mother-daughter bond shared via the intimate process of translation and Oopali Operajita will read from her translation of the great Gopinath Mohanty’s Amrutara Santana into English. Moderated by Christoph Senft
Join authors and translators for an intimate reading of their new works.
11:15 – 13:30 v) Spotlight: Trends in Media and Publishing Vaibhav Chauhan, Poorna Swami, Janani Ganesan, Vikram Chandra, Kaartikeya Bajpayee, Suvani Singh, Ujjwala Maharjan, Yukta Bajracharya and Rajendra Patel introduced y Christoph Senft The dawn of ebooks has revolutionised the world of traditional publishing in more than one way. In this current digital landscape, how are publishers evolving and tailoring their content? Publishing game-changers from India and across discuss their exciting initiatives and how they reach out to the new digital reader.
-Vaibhav Chauhan to present Sahapedia, an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India
-Poorna Swami and Janani Ganesan present the January issue of the Asymptote Journal featuring translation from Indian languages.
-Vikram Chandra presents Granthika.co, his software startup dedicated to reinventing writing and reading for the digital age.
-Kaartikeya Bajpayee presents the Bombay review, a bi-monthly online literary magazine.
– Suvani Singh, Ujjwala Maharjan and Yukta Bajracharya present the Spoken Word Poetry Movement in Nepal.
-Rajendra Patel presents Pustak Parab, the mass Movement of books, a unique mobile Gujarati library experiment.
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 w) Translating India Ambar Chatterjee, Esha Chatterjee, Minakshi Thakur, Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, Ravi Singh and Urvashi Butalia introduced by Christoph Senft A cross-section of publishing houses from India present their forthcoming translation lists to international publishers, media representatives, book reviewers and books page editors.
16:00 – 17:00 x) Festival Directors’ Round Table Alexandra Büchler (Literature Across Frontiers), Cate Blake (Emerging Writers’  Festival), Clare Azzopardi(Malta Book Festival), Edwina Johnson (Byron Writers Festival), Laura Kroetsch (Adelaide Writers’ Week), Lyndy Cooke (Hay Festival), Mita Kapur (Bhutan Lit Fest), Neelesh Misra (The Swayam Festival), Sanjoy K. Roy (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival), Namita Gokhale (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival), Roman Simić (Festival of the European Short Story), Sanaz Fotouhi (APWT), Sheila Cremaschi (Hay Segovia), Shyam Parekh (Gujrat Literature Festival ), Vikas Singh (Divya Marathi Literature Festival), Wendy Were (Australia Council for the Arts) and William Dalrymple (ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival) Festival directors from around the world discuss the politics of literature festivals, exchange notes on their shared experiences and the challenges they face in terms of censorship, negotiating spaces between conflicting ideologies and organising events of enormous scale.
Entry by invitation only
17:00 Onwards JBM Closing Ceremony Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Urvashi Butalia, Neeta Gupta and Aditi Maheshwari Goyal Closing Cocktails hosted by Westland Books.