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    Jaipur:TheeightheditionoftheJaipurLiteratureFestival,theworld'slargestfreeliteraryfestival,endedonahightodayasthefestivalannounced2,45,000recordedfootfallsoverthefivedaysarecordnumber.

    Thefestivalhasseenadoublingofinternationalvisitorsfrom50differencecountries,anda40percentincreaseinstudentsattendingthefestivalheldatDiggiPalace.Thisyearthefestivalwelcomedover300authorsand140musicians.Theyparticipatedin209sessionsacross10venues,includingtwonewlocationsAmerFortandHawaMahal.TheFestivalfurthereditsmissionofmakingliteratureaccessibletoallbytakingauthorstoschoolsinJaipur,with50sessionstakingplaceovertwoweeksinpartnershipwithPrathamBooks.

    NotablesessionofthefestivalincludedtwopackedsessionseachforNobellaureateSirVSNaipaulandformerPresidentofIndia,DrAPJAbdulKalam.ThetwospeakersdrewthebiggestaudienceattheRajnigandhaFrontLawnwith5,000excitedbookloversperevent.

    Thisyearthefestivalwelcomedover300authorsand140musicians.

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    OtherhighlightsoverthefivedaysincludedManBookerPrizewinnerEleanorCatton,renownedtravelwriterPaulTheroux,legendsofthesilverscreenWaheedaRehman,NaseeruddinShahandShabanaAzmi,aswellasleadingnovelistsSarahWaters,KamilaShamsie,AmitChaudhuriandEimearMcBride.

    ThisyeartheFestivalawardedthreeprizes,includingtheDSCPrizeforSouthAsianLiterature,whichwaswonbyJhumpaLahiri,theOjasArtAwardwhichwaspresentedtoBhajjuShyamandVenkatRamanSinghShyam,aswellastheKhushwantSinghMemorialPrizeforPoetrywhichwasawardedtopoetArundhathiSubramaniamforherwork'WhenGodisaTraveller'.

    ThefestivalclosedonSundayeveningwithadebateon'Iscultureisthenewpolitics',featuringSuhelSeth,RajivMalhotra,ArshiaSattarandShaziaIlmi.Theaudiencewerealsopolledonthedebateduringtheevent,with55.7percentagreeingthatculture,isthenewpolitics.

    TheJaipurLiteratureFestivalsettobeheldattheSouthbankCentreinLondonthisMay,andtheninBoulder,Colorado,USintheautumn.

    WilliamDalrymple,authorandcoDirectorofthefestival,said,"Thishasbeenaphenomenalyear.WealreadyhaveMargaretAtwood,KazuoIshiguro,IanMcEwan,NoamChomsky,ALKennedyandThomasPikettyconfirmedfornextyear!"

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