Travel Beyond the Page

Politics & Prose Goes to India

P&P in India

Politics & Prose has long been regarded as a civic forum and community gathering spot, a place where serious readers and lovers of books can attend author talks, take classes, join book groups, and exchange ideas about the salient issues of the day. Now we are excited to expand on the store's tradition of bringing people together around books and literally take readers and authors on the road.

Politics & Prose invites book lovers join us in January 2013 on a ten-day journey to the Jaipur Literature Festival and New Delhi, including visits to iconic sites such as Fatehpur Sikri, Humayan’s Tomb, and Raj Ghat—the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated—and the Taj Mahal.

Our tour will also have exclusive access to the Jaipur Literary Festival. Considered the crown jewel of the literary festival world, and described by Time as “Asia’s most prestigious celebration of local and international writing,” the Jaipur Literary Festival features over 250 authors from around the globe. Past authors include Ian McEwan, J.M. Coetzee, Michael Ondaatje, Orhan Pamuk, Vikram Seth, David Remnick, Katherine Boo, and even Oprah Winfrey.

Politics & Prose is organizing the trip with Academic Travel Abroad, whose other partner institutions include National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution. The trip runs January 21-31, 2013.

Sign-up closes in late October.

Please visit for detailed itinerary and price information or contact Susan Coll, Director of Events and Programs at Politics & Prose at

- Susan Coll