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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 announces programme

By: Team Ifairer | Posted: 19-12-2019
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 set to take place between 23 and 27 January 2020 at Jaipur's Diggi Palace Hotel for its 13th edition. The 'greatest literary show on earth' unveiled the 2020 edition's list of over 250 speakers, featuring a stellar line-up of Indian and international names. Some highlights from the programme include Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee's session 'Poor Economics: Fighting Global Poverty', where he talks about his innovative fieldresearch-based approach to development economics. Political philosopher and provocateur Anand Giridharadastakes on the privileged classes in his scorching new book, the bestselling Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. The book investigates the global elite's efforts to 'change the world'- except using ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. Anand Giridharadas will get into a conversation with entrepreneur and investor Mohit Satyanand in a session that offers transformative perspectives to complex societal problems.

In a panel discussion consisting economist, environmentalist and politician Jairam Ramesh, authors Viju B and Krupa Ge in conversation with Marcus Moench, a panel will explore the shocking truth of a man-made flood and seek insights into the causes and consequences of societal folly in abusing nature.

In the session 'Asia Rising', author and ex-Portuguese minister Bruno Macaes, ex-national security advisor to the Prime Minister of India Shivshankar Menon, and Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University Deepak Nayyar will discuss and dissect Asia's place in the new world order. Shivshankar Menon's latest book, Past Present: India in Asian Geopolitics, takes a profound look at the Asian story. Deepak Nayyar has authored Resurgent Asia, which highlights development and economic transformation over the past fifty years and Bruno Macaes's recent books include The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of a New World Order, an account of the coming integration of Europe and Asia.
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