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Top 5 Literature Festivals in India

Times Litfest
Founded by Bachi Karkaria and Namita Devidayal, the times Litfest is well known by literature enthusiasts all over the country. A number of prominent names display their work or come to speak at this fest. The Times Litfest is conducted in Bombay in the month of December every year and has gained popularity and recognition over the years.

Lucknow Literary Festival
What better place for a literature festival than the Land of the Nawabs-Lucknow! The mission behind Lucknow Literary Festival is to put various languages such as English, Hindu, Urdu, Awadhi on a common platform . This literature festival is an initiative of NGO Lucknow Society and the first literature festival of Uttar Pradesh, a land which has produced many fine authors. The first edition took place in 2012 and since then The Lucknow Literary Festival has gained a large amount of importance and prestige.

Delhi Literature Festival
Held in the capital of India, The Delhi Literature Festival is a understated and classy affair. Home to intellectual conversations and group discussions, an array of literature work is presented at the Delhi Literature Festival. Some notable names who visit and participate in this festival include Barkha Dutt , Madhu Trehan and Vikas Swarup.

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival
A Literature Festival of a large magnitude, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is nothing short of ordinary. Having notable names visited it in the past like Shashi Tharoor and Bon Okri etc, this literature festival aims to provide an insight on the literature of Kolkata and alongside other regions of the country. Though relatively new, The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival has made a name for itself.

Jaipur Literature Festival
By far the most popular literature festival in the country, The Jaipur Literary Festival is another reason for people to visit the pink city. Started in 2006 WITH 30 writers today the Jaipur Literary Festival is an event of Global Stature. Notable names who have graced this event include Salman Rushdie, Oprah Whinfrey etc. The Jaipur Literary Festival is on the top of the bucket list of all literature enthusiasts .

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