Jaipur Literature Festival to begin today

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 06:41 hrs

Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature Festival will begin amid tight security here on Thursday.

The festival will kick off with Bengali writer Mahashweta Devi's keynote address, said reports.

Following the protests and controversy surrounding the festival last year, the organizers will hope that things are peaceful this time.

Though a few groups have protested against Pakistani authors attending the festival, the organizers said they stood by their invitation to them.

Spiritual leader Dalai Lama and former cricketer Rahul Dravid are expected to attend the five-day festival.

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