To mark the 70th year of Indian Independence next year, the 2017 Jaipur Literature Fest (JLF) will display a facsimile of 1215 Magna Carta—‘The Great Charter’ that was agreed to by King John of England to make peace between the unpopular king and some rebellious barons. Later on, the same laws and orders were adapted for the formation of the new British Constitution, subsequently, paving the way for the Indian Constitution after independence. For the first time in 10 years, The British Library is participating in JLF to present the legacy of the 800-years-old ancient document with Claire Breay, Head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts as a panellist at the exhibition. The partnership’s main objective is to highlight the influence of Magna Carta on the Constitution of India. Such as its reference to the Article 21 of Indian Constitution—‘No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law’. Along with the Jaipur Literature Fest in January, both the British Library and JLF will be seen together at JIF London in May also with a number of creative writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers brought together by co-directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple. BLD