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Jaipur, Nov 1, 2016: The Jaipur Literature Festival on Tuesday announced the names of 10 more speakers who will appear at its January 2017 edition.

This is the third in a series of 10 announcements over 10 weeks in which names of 10 speakers are announced each week.
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Historian and writer Roy Foster and cultural critic Margo Jefferson will debut at the festival.


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Novelists Ajay Navaria, Manju Kapur, Marcos Giralt Torrente; author Neelima Dalmia Adhar, music critic Alex Ross; economics professor and author Ha-Joon Chang; historian, author and broadcaster Linda Colley and broadcaster, journalist and author Jeremy Paxma were the other names in the list.

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The literature festival will take place from January 19 to 23 at Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, which is expected to be attended by 250 people including authors, thinkers, politicians, journalists, and popular culture icons.

According to the organisers, the annual event has hosted over 1,300 speakers in the past decade. (IANS)


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