The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

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Aarthi Parthasarathy


Aarthi is an Indian filmmaker, writer and comic researcher, who has worked on a variety of short films, animations and documentaries, as well as written a number of articles, comics and short graphic stories. She founded Falana Films, a Bangalore-based creative film and animation studio along with Chaitanya Krishnan. She created the webcomic ‘Royal Existentials’ and is also part of Kadak Collective, a group of South Asian women graphic artists and writers.


A History Of Women And Gender In Comics

Straight Talks Saturday, 16th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

This talk presents the journey of women creators and characters in comics around the world along with research from an ongoing project by Arun Prasad and Aarthi Parthasarathy on the history of comics in India. This session would specifically look at the representation of women and gender in sequential art – beginning with the emergence […]

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Comic Sketches

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The graphic novel as a satirist.

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    A freelance photographer based in Mumbai, Binaifer photographs abstracts and landscapes. Her commercial portfolio focuses on still life work (products, food, interiors and jewellery). As part of ArtOxygen, an…

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  • Bruce Guthrie


    Bruce Guthrie is an award winning theatre director who has worked all over the world. He was recently appointed Head of Theatre & Film, at the NCPA.
    He is currently…

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  • Lisa Ray


    Cross-cultural phenomenon, Lisa is an internationally acclaimed performer, philanthropist, author and public speaker. After she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, she chronicled her experiences in her blog, ‘The Yellow…

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  • Pankaj Kapur


    Pankaj Kapur (born 1954) is an acclaimed Indian theatre, television and film actor and director. He has won numerous awards for his work, including three National Film Awards and…

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