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Jaipur Literature Festival at Houston: Day 1 with Shashi Tharoor

Friday September 14, 2018 7:00 pm


Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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JLF at Houston is produced by Teamwork Arts, in partnership with Inprint, Asia Society Texas Center, and the Consulate General of India

TICKETS: To purchase discounted $50 tickets for the Friday and Saturday portion of the festival click here and use promo code INPRINTJLF2018. To purchase discounted $10 tickets for just the Saturday portion of the festival click here and use the promo code INPRINTJLF2018. 

Teamwork Arts, producers of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, brings to Houston an iconic event where ideas and perspectives jostle with intellectual vigor. Enjoy a two-day festival with internationally acclaimed authors and thinkers engaging in a range of provocative panels and debates alongside Houston’s best local writers on the thoughts and issues that resonate with our time. The Friday portion of the tw0-day festival includes the following. For details on the Saturday portion of the festival click here.

7 pm
Inaugural Address: Imagining Our Worlds
Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K. Roy, Anupam Ray – Consul General of India, Asia Society Texas Center, Inprint

7:30 pm
India Sutra
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Namita Gokhale
Writer and politician Shashi Tharoor speaks about his new book Why I Am a Hindu, presenting his own convictions and understanding of one of the world’s oldest religions. From the “Hinduism of habit” practiced by ordinary believers to manifestations of political Hinduism, to the teachings of ancient seers, and the abiding lessons of the Gita, he speaks of the essence of the religion and its vital contribution to a plural and secular democracy. In conversation with Namita Gokhale.

8:30 pm
VIP Reception and Musical Performance

About the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas. The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe. Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple alongside producers Teamwork Arts invite speakers to take part in the five-day program set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.

About Asia Society Texas Center: With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.