JLF 2017: A meeting of minds for literati, politicians and book lovers

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The five-day event that has been themed on “The Freedom to Dream: India at 70”, was inaugurated by Rajashthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (centre), with Gulzar (left), and spiritual writer Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (right) in attendance. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
1/8The five-day event that has been themed on “The Freedom to Dream: India at 70”, was inaugurated by Rajashthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (centre), with Gulzar (left), and spiritual writer Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (right) in attendance. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Shillong Chamber Choir performing on the inaugural day of the 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the iconic Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
2/8Shillong Chamber Choir performing on the inaugural day of the 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the iconic Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Veteran lyricist Gulzar’s poetry sets the ball rolling on Day 1. PTI
3/8Veteran lyricist Gulzar’s poetry sets the ball rolling on Day 1. PTI
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot (second from left) during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday. PTI
4/8Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot (second from left) during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday. PTI
Ruth Padel (left) and Jaisal Singh at a book signing event at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
5/8Ruth Padel (left) and Jaisal Singh at a book signing event at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Man Booker winner Paul Beatty at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Beatty was awarded the Man Booker last year for his caustic satire on racial politics ‘The Sellout’. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
6/8Man Booker winner Paul Beatty at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Beatty was awarded the Man Booker last year for his caustic satire on racial politics ‘The Sellout’. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
American poet Anne Waldman at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
7/8American poet Anne Waldman at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Subodh Gupta’s work ‘Who ate up the forests’ on display at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday. Priyanka Parasher/ Mint
8/8Subodh Gupta’s work ‘Who ate up the forests’ on display at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday. Priyanka Parasher/ Mint
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