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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Jaipur Literature Fest 2017- "The Page is Mightier Than The Screen"

In quite a few posts in January this year, I apologized for a delay in responding to comments as I had been travelling for a few days. I had in fact, taken a few days off from school to attend the Jaipur Literature Fest with my mother.
 The Jaipur Literature Festival is a festival where authors and writers from around the world come together to read, discuss, debate and introduce their works and ideas. As you might have guessed, it is held in Jaipur, India, although recently JLF has branched out to Boulder and Melbourne.
 Today, I'll be discussing with you one of the discussions I attended, titled "The Page is Mightier than the Screen". Moderated by Chandrahas Choudhary, the discussion featured Richard Flanagan, Allan Hollinghurst, Neil Jordan and David Hare. All screenwriters and fiction authors of note, their literary knowledge shone through their witty remarks and questions.
 I am definitely for this statement. However, this does not mean that I don't like films or tv shows- because I do love those as well! In this write-up however, I plan on explaining some of the great points brought forth by the speakers, rather than present my own opinion. Nothing beats being at the festival, but hopefully these little tidbits encourage you to go to a similar Literature Festival some time in the near future!

I'd like to know from you all whether you'd like to hear about these debates and discussions. Hopefully I've given you a good glimpse into the festival culture, and if you want to hear about these discussions, let me know in the comments below!

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