About TLF
  Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
  -C. S. Lewis


TLF FEB.2016, saw the brightest stars of the literary world manifest themselves on the earth of Agra. The galaxy comprised the greatest literary stalwarts of the literature world viz., Muzaffar Ali, Shobha De, Prahlad Kakker, Raghu Rai to name a few. The stage shone brilliant and the heritage city breathed life .This festival, an attempt to rejuvenate that aesthetic spirit which is a soul of this historically rich city, Agra. The city that nurtured the likes of Ghalib, Tansen, Surdas, Nazeer and many more.

The Taj Literature Festival, February 2016 aims to provide the backdrop against which literature, young and old, local, national and international can walk hand in hand.


What began as a vision, an idea, with Taj Literature Festival February 2016 has now taken a definite shape and form. People from all walks of life are becoming a part of it. We invite all lovers of literature to walk the grounds of Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Agra, on the 26th,27th,and 28th of February 2016 and be a part of this spectacular event which we have named the Taj Literature Festival.

This December we got the brightest stars to illuminate this earth. The Taj Nature Walk will witness the spectacle of the "White Moghuls" staged by the great William Darlymple. The TLF will again shine bright with "Tumhari Amrita" staged by Farukh Sheikh and Shabana Azmi. Tagore's Gitanjali with Prayag Shukla and the prima donna of our times Sharmila Tagore will again spread the melody reminiscing the Great Nawab of Pataudi with renowned sports commentator Suresh Menon.

There will be stars and more stars each day.the Beautiful and effervescentMaria Goretti will grace the stage by delving into some of her culinary skills, film maker Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Saeed Mirza, M.J.Akbar, Bina Ramani, Khaled Mohammed, Christopher Doyle plus a plethora of other geniuses impossible to list here, will continue to grace the occasion.

Meet the giants of this sphere, interact with them, get a peep into their minds, and learn what inspires them, what makes them what they are.

"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Yes ! we belong.TLF belongs to you..welcoming you with open arms and immense love !