Festival Theme

Aham. I am. Through my words, discover my world.

About the Festival

Over the course of three editions in Bengaluru, the Times Litfest has grown into a much-awaited event on every book lover’s calendar. As much as it is a literary festival, it is a festival of ideas attracting a vibrant mix of writers, authors, columnists, publishers, entrepreneurs, film-makers, thinkers, activists, film personalities, and of course, readers.

The Times Litfest is a people’s festival, where lovers of books and ideas gather to discuss everything from politics, business, literature and art to sport, social media, food, film, urban living and more.

Over the years our impressive line-up of speakers has included Ramachandra Guha, N R Narayana Murty, Nandan Nilekani, Sudha Murty, William Dalrymple, Anita Nair, Kiran Nagarakar, Devanur Mahadeva, Ashok Banker, Rohini Nilekani, Kunal Bahl, Rajdeep Sardesai, Wendell Rodericks, Janice Pariat, Krys Lee, Suchen Christine Lim, Sheila Keys, Emraan Hashmi, Vikas Bahl, Manu Joseph, Radhika Vaz, and many, many others who make news and create interesting conversations.

Join us this year on February 11th and 12th as we bring together more than 80 acclaimed authors and speakers at Jayamahal Palace for the third edition of the Times Litfest Bengaluru.


Festival Director

Jayapriya Vasudevan is the founder partner of Jacaranda Literary Agency, a business that she founded over 20 years ago. The prestigious UK magazine, Bookseller hailed her as “one of India’s most dynamic booksellers.”

Over the years the agency has grown exponentially and now represents an exciting and diverse list of authors from India, Singapore and across South East Asia and beyond, including Anita Nair, Samhita Arni, Nisha Susan, Trisha Bora, Tiffany Tsao and Krishna Udayasankar. Jayapriya is a preferred speaker and a regular delegate at literary conferences all over Asia, from Istanbul and India to Manila and Singapore, to London and Frankfurt. For the past two years, she has been a regular speaker at author Anita Nair's Anita's Attic.

Jayapriya and her team help established and budding authors find the publishing house most appropriate for their work, handholding writers through the editing, commercial and marketing processes.

Jayapriya is the Festival Director for the Times of India Literary Festival 2017 to be held in Bangalore