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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
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Annie Zaidi


Annie’s body of work includes reportage, essays, fiction, drama, poetry and graphic storytelling. She won the Nine Dots Prize for innovative thinking in 2019. She is the author of ‘Prelude to a Riot’, ‘Gulab’ and ‘Love Stories # 1 to 14’ and a collection of essays, ‘Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales’. She is also the co-author of ‘The Good Indian Girl’, and the editor of ‘Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing’ and ‘Equal Halves’. She also writes scripts for both screen and stage and won The Hindu Playwright Award 2018 for her play, ‘Untitled 1’.


Poetry Reading

Performances Saturday, 16th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prithvi House - Prithvi

Four poets share a selection of poems, followed by an informal conversation with the audience.

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Double Speak

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing in two languages.

Other Speakers :
Andrey Kurkov, Shanta Gokhale
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One Nation, One Identity

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Who is an authentic Indian?

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More speakers

  • A C Grayling


    A C Grayling CBE, is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s…

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  • Alexander McCall Smith


    A former Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, Alexander has written more than 100 books. He is best known for ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’…

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  • Ambarish Satwik


    Ambarish is a Delhi-based vascular surgeon and writer. His debut novel ‘Perineum: Nether Parts of the Empire’, a rogue, fictive sexual history of the British Raj, was published in…

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  • Amrita Mahale


    Amrita is the author of the novel ‘Milk Teeth’. Her writing has appeared in ‘Hindustan Times’, ‘Scroll’, ‘Himal Southasian’ and ‘Brown Paper Bag’. Amrita was trained as an aerospace…

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