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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

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Perumal Murugan


Perumal works as Head and Associate Professor of Tamil Literature at a Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu. He is the author of 11 novels and five collections each of short stories and poems, as well as ten books of non-fiction. Several of his novels, stories and poems have been translated into English, including ‘Seasons of the Palm’, ‘Current Show’, ‘One Part Woman’ and ‘Pyre’. His best-known novel, ‘One Part Woman’, won the prestigious ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman for writing in Indian languages. His recent novel, ‘Poonachi’, has been shortlisted for several awards including JCB award.


What Makes A Story Universal

Conversations Friday, 15th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

K Satchidanandan in conversation with Perumal Murugan and Kannan Sundaram.

Other Speakers :
Kannan Sundaram, K.Satchidanandan
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It’s Just Not Real : Why Cultural Appropriation Isn’t Cool

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Why cultural appropriation isn’t cool.

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