Nevertheless, They Persist
That the Jaipur Literature Festival is an event for women is obvious as soon as you arrive. Invariably, the women’s security line is miles long, while the men’s line is virtually non-existent. The volunteers and staff also seem to be mostly women—from the students managing the author signing booths to the venue hosts introducing the speakers.
Of course, this doesn’t diminish the dominance of men’s voices or the everyday challenge of moving through space occupied by men.