Dalai Lama to headline Indian literature festivalJanuary 22, 2013 @ 4:53 pm
JAIPUR, India (AP) - The Dalai Lama is set to headline India's Jaipur Literature Festival to speak about faith with one of his biographers, Pico Iyer.
The Tibetan spiritual leader will hold a session on the festival's first day, Thursday, titled: `'Kinships of Faiths: Finding the Middle Way."
Last year's festival featured Oprah Winfrey and literary stars Michael Ondaatje and Tom Stoppard.
Author Salman Rushdie had to cancel his appearance last year due to protests and threats linked to his book "The Satanic Verses," which some Muslims consider blasphemous.
This year's festival will also feature author Zoe Heller and Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Joining the LOB
It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark
Our phones entertain us, inform us and now might protect us
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.