Festival Theme:   ASEEM - Literature Beyond Borders

The Times of India presents the 4th TIMES LITFEST BANGALORE, where words free your mind, where they transcend human barriers, and fly in the face of bigotry and prejudice, to a place where LITERATURE IS LIMITLESS. Showcasing some of the best writers and books of our time. Come with us on a journey.... Let's trip on books!

About the Festival

As physical borders become tighter and narrower, the borders of the mind remain free and limitless. Language, culture and words must fly and soar, unrestrained by political conflicts and limiting idealogies.

The Times Litfest, Bangalore is a space that allows the limitless movement of thought and ideas through the written word not only addressing diversity, but also welcoming it; engaging with the politics of writing, but not of hate; where the integrity of the word is worshipped, and bigotry has no place; where those brave enough to bring that integrity to their work are celebrated.

We want to create a landscape of literature unshackled, a borderless utopia– all through the limitless power of books.


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 2018 to be held in Bengaluru.