Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple, Sanjoy K. Roy, The Royal Opera House Mumbai and Avid Learning proudly present the Mumbai Preview - ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, an evening of music, debate and discussion, celebrating the spirit of Jaipur right here in Mumbai! The evening will feature a performance by the Mooralala Marwada Ensemble, who are known for their earthy and effervescent take on Sufi Music, followed by a panel discussion. The directors of this prestigious festival will also give us a teaser of the various exciting programmes lined up for the main event in Jaipur in January 2019.
William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of “In Xanadu”, “City of Djinns”, “From the Holy Mountain”, “White Mughals”, “The Last Mughal”, “Nine Lives”, and most recently, “Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan”. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the French Prix d’Astrolabe, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Scottish Book of the Year Award, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Asia House Award for Asian Literature, the Vodafone/Crossword Award for nonfiction, and has, prior to the shortlisting of “Return of a King”, been longlisted three times for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The Italian edition of “Return of a King” won the 2015 Hemingway Prize and the prestigious Kapuściński Prize for Literary Reportage. In September 2016, a Hindustani translation of “The Last Mughal” was released as “Aakhri Mughal”. His latest book is “Kohinoor”, co-written with Anita Anand.Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.Read more
Sanjoy K. Roy an entrepreneur of the arts, is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across 40 cities in countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, including the world’s largest free literary gathering — the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Roy has received the National Award for Excellence and Best Director for the film Shahjahanabad: The Twilight Years. He is a founder trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) working to provide support services for street and working children in the inner city of Delhi where over 55,000 children have benefited from education, training and residential services. In 2011, the White House presented SBT the US President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities Award for an International Organisation. Roy works closely with various industry bodies on important policy issues within the cultural space in India and is a senior office bearer on several committees working on policy infrastructure for the creative industries - he is Co-chair of the Art and Culture Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and President of Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA).Read more