ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

The 12th edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, which will be held from January 24th-28th, will honour the best among a plethora of India’s young and talented poets with the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry. The award is a tribute to Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia and his immense repertoire. In addition to a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, the winner receives an opportunity to share the stage with literary heavyweights at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia was a renowned Rajasthani and Hindi poet and was a freedom fighter and social reformer. He was conferred the Padma Shri in 2004.

The fourth edition of the award has been awarded to Rajathi Salma, a well-known name in Tamil literature who will be felicitated at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 at Diggi Palace on January 27 at 4:30 pm. The winner was chosen by a jury comprising renowned litterateurs and discerning art aficionados like Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K Roy, Sukrita Paul, Sudeep Sen, and Jaiprakash Sethia.

Sanjoy K Roy, MD of Teamwork Arts which organizes the event, said, “Every year it is our endeavour to provide a democratic platform to young artists, writers, and poets to showcase their talent at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.”