December 16 to December 19, 2016 *
(The event is postponed from earlier dates of September 16 - 19, 2016)
This season, ALF will attempt to come closer to Literature lovers.
- 16 - 20 Premium Sessions featuring specialist speakers on various topics will be held at Jawahar Rangmanch with a capacity of 800 – 1000 people per session which comes out to 15000 + seats during whole event.
- 4 Cultural & Entertainment Sessions including Humour, Theatre, Dance and Talent Shows will be held during Evenings featuring 1 or more celebrities.
- i10 - 15 Workshop / mini Sessions will be held to promote regional and upcoming talent in Literature.
- 10 – 15 Satellite sessions will be held at various locations in Ajmer addressing a minimum of 500 audiences in every session with 2 or more guest speakers on different topics.
In addition to the newly introduced Workshops, ALF 3 will also have Book Stalls, Food Stalls, Business Stalls, ALF Wall, Selfie at ALF, Meet with Celebrity, Book Signing Sessions, Get together over Dinner and other stuffs to attract audience.
For ALF 2016, we are expecting honourable guests from various fields:
Film: Anupam Kher (Actor), Naseeruddin Shah (Actor), Shatrughan Sinha (Actor), Shabana Aazmi (Actress), Muzaffar Ali (Director), Shyam Benegal (Director), Ketan Mehta (Director), Sandeep Nath (Lyricist), A M Turaz (Lyricist), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Director) and others.
Journalism: Sudhir Chaudhary (Zee TV), Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt (NDTV), Punya Prasoon Vajpayee (Aaj Tak), Jagdish Katil (E TV), Deen Bandhu Chaudhary (Dainik Navjyoti), Yashwant Vyas (Amar Ujala), Alok Mehta (Hindustan Times), Pritish Nandy (Times Group), Ved Pratap Vedic (Columnist), Abhay Dubey and others.
Politics & Social: Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Prize Winner), Aruna Rao (Magsay Award), Kiran Bedi (Magsay Award), Murli Manohar Joshi (BJP), Shashi Tharoor (Congress), Tarun Vijay(BJP), Vasudev Devnani (BJP), Girija Vyas (Congress), Prabha Thakur (Congress), Sudhendra Kulkarni and others.
Literature: Smt. Chitra Mudgal, Smt. Maitreyi Pushpa, Smt. Mrinal Pandey, Naresh Saxena, Devdutt Patnayak, Amish Tripathi, Smt. Aditi Maheshwari, Wasim Barelvi, Kumar Vishwas, Gyan Chaturvedi, Vartika Nanda, Nand Kishore Acharya and others.
Note: This is a tentative list and is mentioned for information purpose only. Final list may differ based on the availability of speakers and policy of Ajmer Literary Society.