Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist, poet and Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje reads a book at the back stage green room before presenting his talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, Jan. 20, 2012.
AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
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