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Learning lessons at Asia’s biggest literary festival

By John Elliott  

The Jaipur Literary Festival is only in its fifth year but it’s already billed as Asia’s biggest such event, and with more than 12,000 attending last year, it’s now the biggest free literary festival world-wide—you only pay for the food (and the books).

I came yesterday from my home in Delhi, to this famous old pink Moghul city—the capital of the Indian desert state of Rajasthan—where you sense the magic of India’s history and see all the modern fun and…

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