New Delhi: Breaking a minor jinx in India which began with last September’a failed Harud Festival in Kashmir, celebrated writer Salman Rushdie will attend the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival from January 20-24, the organisers said on Tuesday.
The writer, who was reportedly scheduled to attend the festival last year, had whipped up a storm among the local Kashmiri people who opposed his visit. However, the organisers denied inviting Rushdie, terming it media speculation.
Rushdie will address a literary session, “Midnight’s Children”, named after his landmark Man Booker Prize winning 1981 novel, anchored by noted writer Hari Kunzru at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, the schedule posted on the festival’s website said.
Last year, a media report that the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Teamworks Production, had reportedly invited Salman Rushdie to a festival in Srinagar had triggered resentment among people in the Valley, leading to a war in the social media.