PILF is a festival with a difference, which celebrates the written word in all forms and media. Over the last six years more than 700 eminent authors, speakers and creative personalities from different fields, have played an important part in raising the bar of the festival.
Some of the speakers over the years have been : Narayana Murthy, Shashi Tharoor, Sudha Murthy, Maneka Gandhi, Kiran Nagarkar, Jerry Pinto, Shatrughan Sinha, Prasoon Joshi, Anupam Kher, Shobhaa De, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Ashok Chopra, Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra, Mansoor Khan, Bharat Dabholkar, Daniel Hahn, Dr. Roman Gerodimos, Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Neil Hollander, Nancy Silberkleit (CEO Archie Comics), Helen Smith, Boyd Tonkin (Chair of Man Booker Prize), Alison Joseph, Asha Parekh, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and many more
Mr. Jha is a Speaker at the litfest, in a panel titled "Is India a Majoritarian State. It will be conducted on 22nd September at 12.20 pm at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Raj Bhavan Complex, Baner Road, Armament Colony, Ganeshkhind, Armament Colony, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007.