There’s more to look forward to in JLF 2017

There are just two days remaining in the fiesta of literature in Pink City to successfully end its 10th installment. That is, a lot more wisdom coming your way in JLF 2017. Again, with over 250 speakers, more than 30 sessions a day, and various other attractions to fascinate you; here are some suggestions on the sessions that you might not want to miss on January 22 and January 23, 2017.

  1. Napoleon the Great

Andrew Roberts introduced by Swapan Dasgupta

Andrew Roberts, in his biography Napoleon: A Life, gives an account of influence and attractiveness of the mental and physical strength he possessed, how he could charm even the enemy and what lead to his loss in the battle of Waterloo in June 1815.

  1. Remembering the Raj

Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Michael Dwyer

Indian Parliamentarian and polyglot, Shashi Tharoor discuss the impacts of the Colonial period which continue to stay till date with Michael Dwyer. They converse upon the life in the postcolonial era and how the westernized practices are kept intact by the imitative elites.

  1. Ideate: Freedom to Dream

Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Puneeta Roy

Screenwriter, poet, lyricist and advertising icon in an inspirational Samvad session speaks of the power of ideas, perceptions and persuasion, and how to turn the course to make what appears to be impossible possible.

  1. The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction

Adam Thirlwell, Alan Hollinghurst, Paul Beatty and Richard Flanagan in conversation with Manu Joseph

Fiction is not accepted by the masses unless it is made believable. Then again, how can ogres and magic wands gain existence in the minds of the readers? The panel of authors discusses their insights on how to write make-believe fiction with Manu Joseph.

  1. The Girl Who Chose

Devdutt Pattanaik introduced by Ashok Ferrey

The epics of Indian Mythology involve a very significant role played by choices and decisions made by women. In the address to the audience, Devdutt Pattanaik lifts the curtain from the truths behind many mythological legends and myths, while he discusses the five choices of Sita which decided the course of Ramayana.

  1. Book Launch: Half Life by Nitu

Released by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM.

Half Life is a collection of short stories based on the effects of war and unrest on the borders of Punjab and Kashmir, on the lives of soldiers’ loved ones. The book highlights the everyday emotional struggle the families of soldiers endure when they are aware of the eminent danger he faces every day.

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