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

Virtual Festival
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Rakhshanda Jalil


Rakhshanda is a translator, writer and literary historian. She has published over 25 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays. Her book on the lesser-known monuments of Delhi, ‘Invisible City’, continues to be a best seller. Her recent works include, ‘Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressive Writers Movement in Urdu’, ‘But You Don’t Look Like a Muslim’ and translations of Intizar Husain’s ‘The Sea Lies Ahead’ and Krishan Chandar’s ‘Ghaddar’. She was awarded the Kaifi Azmi Award for her contribution to Urdu and the first Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-Hindi Translation. She is the editor of the ‘Taj’ magazine.


Sight, Sound, Smell

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The sense of a place.

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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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  • 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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