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Seventh list of speakers for JLF out

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Organisers of the Literature Festival today released the seventh list of 10 speakers set to appear at the 10th edition of the event next year.

The latest list is a diverse line-up of speakers from and across the globe including noted poet-lyricist Gulzar, eminent Rajasthani writer CP Deval, Telugu poet-writer Volga (Popuri Lalita Kumari), Musician-writer Kate Tempest and Mark Tully.

Historian Audrey Truschke, who is coming with her second book "Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth", will debut at the festival.

The seventh list is dominated by historians with names like Suzannah Lipscomb, Sanskrit scholar and historian James McHugh, Jon Wilson, who is the author of "Conquered: Britain's Raj and the Chaos of Empire" and Vera Hildebrand set to appear at the festival.

Touted as the worlds largest free literary event, the festival is expected see participation by over 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons, with a special focus on world literature.

To celebrate its 10 years, the organisers have decided to announce 10 speakers set to appear at the festival every week over the period of 10 weeks every Tuesday.

The five-day-long festival will be held from January 19-23 at the Diggi Palace hotel in

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 19:07 IST