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ZEEJLF@The British Library

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ZEEJLF@The British Library

Over 70 eminent authors and thinkers from across the globe explore ‘The Idea of India’ in a programme which takes its inspiration from the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.

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The British Library will be transformed like never before as the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival animates its iconic spaces for the first time, presenting a sumptuous showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, music, cinema and illusion, books and ideas, dialogue and debate. Highlights include:
  • Karan Johar, director, producer, actor and author of frank and riveting memoir, An Unsuitable Boy, in conversation with  Rachel Dwyer.
  • The strange and violent history of The Kohinoor, the world’s most famous diamond.
  • Literary exiles and migrants Amit Chaudhuri, Meera Syal, Prajwal Parajuly and Lila Azam Zanganeh discuss writing as a migrant.

The world famous ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival comes to The British Library 20 & 21 May for ZEEJLF@The British Library as part of the UK-India Year of Culture in 2017 which will showcase the cultural diversity of India in the UK.

British Library St Pancras , 96 Euston Road , London NW1 2DB

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