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Jaipur Literature Festival to be held in Houston for first time

Prime News, International (Houston), September 1:- The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held here for the first time as part of the larger umbrella of the literary event in the US, its organisers have said.

Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor and Indian ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, are expected to attend the event in Houston, Texas, from September 14 to 15. Sarna is one of the chief guests.

Hailed as one of the greatest literary shows globally, the JLF after Houston will be held in New York from September 19 to 20 and from September 21 to 23 in Boulder, Colorado.

“We’re so excited to be collaborating on the first JLF at Houston for the first time in Texas,” Bonna Kol, president of the Asia Society’s Texas centre, said.

Producer JLF Teamwork Arts would be organising the event in association with the society and Inprint.

“Engaging our diverse city in an array of international topics and speakers aligns perfectly with our deep commitment to promoting cultural understanding,” Kol said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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