Kolkata Born Renowned Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni To Be a Part of Jaipur Literature Festival 2017



10th Jaipur Literature Festival announced eminent writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s participation and appearance at the prestigious literary festival in January. An Indian-American, award-winning and a bestselling author, poet, activist and professor, Chitra is one of the many prominent writers born in Kolkata. Several of her works have been made into films and plays, and have also been translated into 29 languages. Among her best-known works are ‘Arranged Marriage’ (winner of American Book Award) and ‘Mistress of Spices’.

Born in Kolkata, Chitra received her B.A. from the University of Calcutta in 1976 and went to the United States the same year to attend Wright State University to get her master’s degree. She has done PhD in English from the University of California. Fresh off her recent appearance at JLF@Boulder earlier in September, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni returns to the Jaipur Literature Festival after a gap of six years.

Accompanying Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at JLF will be renowned authors including Alice Walker, Swanand Kirkire, Tahmima Anam, Roberto Calasso and Narendra Kohli amongst others.

Frequently described as the “greatest literary show on Earth”, the 10th edition of JLF will take place from 19th – 23rd January 2017, at the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur.  The festival will welcome over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists, and popular culture icons.

Priyanka Dutta

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