About JLF North Carolina

In February 2024, the 17th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival took place in the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was a magnificent success, affirming the power of words and ideas through a remarkable line-up of speakers and sessions. The Festival's indomitable and inspiring spirit reached our audiences, both digitally and in-person.

Experience the same exhilarating energy of the Jaipur Festival as it makes its grand debut in the vibrant university town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. The first edition of JLF North Carolina will take place at the University of North Carolina from September 27- 282024.

JLF editions, across several countries that include the US, UK, Spain, the Maldives, and Australia and in the Middle-East, seamlessly merge the rich multilingual literary traditions of South Asia with the unique essence of the host regions. 

Through 2021-2022, virtual versions of JLF kept the spirit of creative conversations alive during the Covid years. Writers, thinkers, poets, artists, and filmmakers engaged in captivating discussions.

In 2024, at JLF North Carolina, we celebrate the awe-inspiring history of picturesque Chapel Hill with its deep roots in the Civil Rights era, the erudition of the University of North Carolina, its famed murals, community art and much more. Our hallmark camaraderie, caravan of ideas, and the enchanting flow of conversations will make it a truly unparalleled literary festival.

Directors & Producer

Sanjoy K. Roy

Sanjoy K. Roy

Managing Director - Teamwork Arts (Producer)

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William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

Writer, Historian & Festival Director

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Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale

Writer, Publisher & Festival Director

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Teamwork Arts

From Concept to Curation and Design to Production

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, knowledge-creation, social action and the corporate world.  For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change-makers and visual artists in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. The arts of India are unrivaled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing India to global audiences requires a deep understanding of her culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming, an unflinching attention to detail and above all, love and respect for the artist. Our expertise spans the sphere of entertainment and knowledge, and includes making of  documentary and feature films, conceptualizing and developing visual, performing arts and literary festivals around the world which embody both a classical and contemporary India, and nurturing new talent across all art forms.

Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 42 cities and 17 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature;  our venues include Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and USA as well as many eclectic festivals across India. We produce the world’s largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada and Australia and the Maldives and Spain!

We produce acclaimed festivals across India such as the Ishara International Puppet Festival, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), festivals of magical music -the Mahindra Kabira in Varanasi, the Sacred in Pushkar, the Jazz India Circuit in Goa and the National Capital Region, the Jaipur Music Stage in Jaipur and the monthly Under the Banyan Tree which happens on a “Full Moon” night in Delhi.

Our international festivals include India by the Nile in Egypt, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, Confluence - A Festival of India in Australia, India in the Sunshine City in Zimbabwe , India by the Bosphorus in Turkey, India in the Alps in Switzerland and many more. Our musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story - A Musical, continues to tour the world with sold-out shows everywhere it is held.

Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020 and through 2021, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, ‘JLF Brave New World’ and ‘Words Are Bridges’, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 27 million viewers in January 2021 and brought together the world’s leading commentators and writers. Amidst the pandemic, Teamwork Arts also created ‘Art Matters’ - an initiative empowering artistes across India to collaborate across genres by commissioning them to create new works. It has since then raised awareness, actioned change, developed support channels and inspired the community to contribute to the cause in various direct and indirect ways. The  digital series ‘Be Inspired’ was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal-gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more.

More information at: www.teamworkarts.com

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