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When words are all we have

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The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) story is a story of a festival celebrating words that celebrate all that life is about. It is a most-inspired gathering, planned to ensure that those entrusted with words and those reading them present and understand them in ways that they remain most inspiring.

Orchestrating such a task is no easy matter. And that is where Sanjoy Roy comes in. A man of modest physical presence but beyond gargantuan in vision, he is one of three festival founders and the head of Teamwork Arts, the production arm of the festival. Namita Gokhale, co-founder and co-director, is also a prolific writer, with many awards and books under her belt. She gives Sanjoy’s grandiose vision her literary heft and depth as well as her hunger to discover, share and inspire. William Dalrymple, another founder and co-director, is a Scottish historian, curator, photographer, art historian and critic. Encyclopedic in Indian history, he leaves one…

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