Jaipur Journals, as the writer says “A Love Letter to the Greatest Literary Show on Earth…” is set in the background of the Jaipur literature festival. Namita Gokhale’s Jaipur Journals tells you the tales of her colourful cast of characters whose lives collide in a series of events during the festival.
Gokhale takes you to a ride of a delightful and a moving journey of readers, aspiring writers, sketch artist, bookworms, a poet and a thief. Each one of these attendees is the protagonist of their own story, an American writer looking for the vanished India of her youth, a burglar with a passion of poetry, a talented child determined to make it to the top, an intelligent graphic artist, the lonely writer in her seventies who carries her “UNSUBMITTED” novel in a canvas bag. This novel shows you the excitement and spirit of such literary festivals. It represents the audience that is desperate to catch a glimpse of and get answers from their favourite authors. Also, writers are anxious to get their points clear across the panels.It highlights the power of literature that can enlighten us in every life situation. Told from multiple perspectives, filled with various deep and eye-opening quotes, this fast paced complex and intriguing life stories of our protagonists makes you stick to the pages, is totally unputdownable. However, this book is not meant for the first time reader, but still if you want to read it make sure your dictionary is out with you.
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️