Postcards from the Jaipur Literature Festival

readerWords & photographs by Abhimanyu Singh Rathore

This was my fourth year at the Jaipur Literature Festival, a five-day festival that happens every January in the heart of Jaipur, the Pink City. My love for colour, kitsch and tradition always draws me to this Festival which presents an opportunity to interact with people from different countries who bring their style influences with them. The Jaipur Literature Festival is not only a visual treat for artists like me but has something for everyone as it attracts hundreds of eager volunteers, writers, photographers, journalists and literature enthusiasts every year. I find it to be stimulating and inspiring in many ways as literature enthusiasts of every age group eagerly attend sessions of renowned authors. In these photographs, I focused on the mood of the attendees and the visual appeal of the Festival.

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore is a style blogger and photographer at Ishtailista Blog. He is forever on the lookout for current trends and fantastic personal style and loves capturing people on the streets of India. He has a deep appreciation for Indian kitsch and has been documenting street style at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival for the last three years.

Desi men in Turban diggipuri ki chai Happiness after getting book signed by legendary photographer Steve Mccurry happy visitor installation at jlf interactions kitsch literature enthusiasts live video recordings of sessions morning cultural performances People from different countries gathers for JLF people of all age groups quirky puppets Rajasthani men at jlf Rangeelo Raja sellsman at stall area JLf Shot through glass window during Marlon James session small installation at street food stall JLF sunny day traditional

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