Asia’s largest literature festival kicks off in pink city

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, Jan 19 (ANI): Scores of writers, critics, publishers and fans gathered in the pink city to attend Asia’s largest literature festival that kicked off on Thursday.From a handful of attendees in 2006, the festival has grown into the world’s largest free literary event, testament to literature’s surging popularity in an English-speaking country with a bulging roster of internationally celebrated authors. The festival opened with a poetry session by poet and lyricist Gulzar and poetess Anne Waldman. Regional language novelists and poets rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and Booker Prize winners at the annual festival where organisers showcase works from the country’s array of states and dialects to thousands of book lovers.

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