About JLF London at the British Library
These are strange and unsettling times, learning, as we are to distance ourselves from each other physically & managing to live largely in isolation. But book-lovers are never alone. We’re never lonely, not when we have books, and certainly not when we have each other. The iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually at the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, has always believed in the spirit of the community and the hope, strength and vitality literature gives.
Thus, this year, as the world redefines the new "normal", the producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival and the British Library, bring to you a virtual edition of JLF London , in which the magnificent piazza of the British Library is replaced by the boundless possibilities of the internet. Everything else remains the same - the magic of discourse, the caravan of ideas, the camaraderie of people and the seamless flow of knowledge.
The Festival will begin with a curtain raiser on 6th & 7th June. This will be followed by a virtual edition of the Festival from 11th to 13th September 2020.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. Its collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.
Meet some of the British Library’s greatest treasures online. Explore some of the greatest writers and their work at Discovering Literature and astonishing collections of Sacred Texts. The Library also looks after South Asian collections of extraordinary range and diversity, and works to share these with the world through importantdigitisation
Continuing the Library’s vibrant cultural programme, its next major exhibition will be Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights.