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

Virtual Festival
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Arshia Sattar


Arshia works with Sanskrit epics and the story telling traditions of the Indian sub-continent. Her translation of the ‘Valmiki Ramayana’ has stayed in print continuously for more than 25 years. Her recent publications include ‘Uttara: The Book of Answers’ and for children, ‘Garuda and the Serpents’. Her version of the Mahabharata for young readers will be published in 2020 as will ‘Treta: When Dharma stands on Three Legs’, a collection of essays on dharma in the Ramayana. Arshia teaches classical Indian literatures at various institutions around the country and abroad. She also runs an international writers’ residency programme.



Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Bringing books to children.

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You Cheeky Devil

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The Annual Quiz that tests authors on their literary knowledge. Watch them struggle with book titles, innocuous titles, Pictionary, and a whole lot more in this fun event!

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    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


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  • Ambarish Satwik


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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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