- A moving novel that depicts the inspirations and heartbreaks of the writing life
- The book launch will also feature Namita Gokhale in conversation with. Shashi Tharoor and Sonali Khullar Shroff
New Delhi: Co-Founder and Director of the world’s largest free literary festival, Namita Gokhale’s book Jaipur Journals is scheduled to be launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on January 24th. The Session will also feature Namita Gokhale in conversation with acclaimed writer and politician Shashi Tharoor and bestselling author Shonali Khullar Shroff . Jaipur Journals is a mixed bag of tales told from multiple perspectives. The book is an ode to the millions of aspiring writers and depicts life on the sidelines of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Published by Penguin Random House, Jaipur Journals is set against the backdrop of the vibrant multilingual Jaipur Literature Festival, where diverse stories of lost love and the new beginnings come together in a narrative that is as varied as India itself. Namita Gokhale dedicates this book to the Jaipur Literature Festival and to all the untold stories in the world.
Jaipur Journals will be launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 on 24th January at 11; 15 am. The book is available on Amazon and leading bookstores around the country.
Speaking on her new book Namita Gokhale said “ My new novel Jaipur Journals is about writers and the writing life. I’m happy and excited to talk about it in the lane of Diggy Palace, where a large part of the story is set.”
Namita Gokhale’s writing includes eighteen works of fiction and non-fiction. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, published in 1984, has remained a cult classic and has been issued in a double edition with its sequel Priya. Gokhale has worked extensively across genres on Indian mythology, including her retelling of the Indian epic in the Puffin Mahabharata, and her novel for young readers, Lost in Time: Ghatotkacha and the Game of Illusions. .Gokhale was the first recipient of the Centenary National Award is given by the Asam Sahitya Sabha. Along with JLF, she is also the founder and co-director of Mountain Echoes and Bhutan Literature Festival. She is also a director of Yatra Books, a publishing house specializing in translation.