New Delhi, 25.09. (PTI) The Jaipur Literature Festival will experience its ninth international extension in May when the popular Jamboree takes place in the Maldives and offers a promising line-up of authors, workshops, music and art.
After worldwide travel restrictions and bans, JLF Soneva Fushi will be an opportunity to reconnect with the joys of live art, music and literature against the backdrop of this idyllic island resort in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by unspoiled nature, the organizers said.
JLF Soneva Fushi is a truly bespoke experience and will be “a slow life study with morning yoga sessions, stimulating workshops, delicious international food and breathtaking sunsets against a dreamy blue sea,” said a statement.
The festival will take place from May 13-22, 2022 at the luxury resort Soneva Fushi, which is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll.
According to festival co-director Namita Gokhale, this new edition will be “an inspiring journey as we explore new horizons, celebrate the elements and share the power of words and ideas, of poetry and music”.
Co-director colleague William Dalrymple said this was JLF’s “most exotic and enjoyable adventure yet”.
Sanjoy K Roy, executive director of JLF producer Teamwork Arts, said the best writers, thinkers, filmmakers and thought leaders from around the world and India will come together in the Maldives.
The JLF is held annually in Jaipur with annual iterations in London, Belfast, New York, Colorado, Houston, Adelaide, Toronto and Doha.
Indian High Commissioner for the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir, said JLF will provide “an exceptional platform for a global audience to engage with India, its cultural and literary heritage and strengthen cultural and bilateral ties between India and the Maldives”.
Scheduled speakers include Italian-American writer Andre Aciman, British historian and author Peter Frankopan, Congressman Shashi Tharoor and writer Shobhaa De.
According to Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and joint creative director of Soneva, the facility will “provide all of the” attractions of a breathtaking Maldivian setting while satisfying the need for self-enrichment and cultural curiosity “to celebrate literature, music and the arts. PTI ZMN RB
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