About JLF Toronto

We are delighted to invite you to join us at JLF Toronto 2020 - to connect, escape and indulge.

From November 27 – 29, JLF Toronto 2020 will showcase Canadian talent and embrace international voices. While we cannot gather in person and the festival will be virtual, all else remains the same – the gift of camaraderie, the caravan of ideas and the magic of conversation.

In 2019, Teamwork Arts, producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, brought to Canada, a celebration of literature and the power of dialogue. JLF Toronto will continue to build on the success of last year’s inaugural edition with a virtual offering for 2020 reinforcing South Asia’s unique literary heritage while infusing it with flavours true to the proud literary legacy of Canada.

Once again this year, filmmakers, historians, diplomats, mythologists, journalists, screenplay writers and a Pulitzer Prize winner will discuss migration and identity, book-to-screen adaptations, the origin of the dictionary, travel, climate change, politics, how libraries develop societies’ knowledge bases, and mythology. The weekend will also showcase Canadian poets and emerging student writers.

  • Festival Directors: Namita Gokhale & William Dalrymple
  • Festival Producer: Sanjoy K. Roy
  • Executive Producer, JLF Toronto: Suraj Dhingra
  • Executive Director, JLF Toronto: Srinka Wallia

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JLF Toronto 2020 Advisors:

  • Adele Robertson
  • Ankit Pahwa
  • Melanie Hurley
  • Neera & Deepak Chopra
  • Poonam Mathur
  • Sarabjit Marwah
  • Suzy and Len Rodness

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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

The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist.

Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing and visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms.

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