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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Salil Tripathi


Salil is the Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International and senior adviser at the Institute for Human Rights and Business. He has been a foreign correspondent in Singapore and Hong Kong. He is contributing editor at ‘Mint’ and ‘The Caravan’ and also written for many international publications. His awards include the Citibank Pan Asia Economic Journalism Award (1994), third prize at the Bastiat awards (2011) , and Red Ink Award for Human Rights Journalism (2015). His books include ‘Offence: The Hindu Case’, ‘The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy’ and ‘Detours: Songs of the Open Road’.  He is currently working on a book about Gujaratis.


Majority Wins

Panel Discussions Friday, 15th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The global rise of populism.

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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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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Human rights are a western idea.

Other Speakers :
Mary Robinson
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  • Ayaz Memon


    Ayaz has been a journalist for over 40 years. He started off as a sports writer and went on to edit newspapers like ‘Midday’, ‘Bombay Times’ and ‘DNA,’ apart…

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  • Bijal Vachharajani


    When Bijal is not reading Harry Potter, she is Editor Scissorhands at Pratham Books where she dreams up picture books. A journalist, Bijal is the author of four children’s…

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  • Devinder Sharma


    Devinder is a distinguished award-winning Indian journalist, columnist, author, writer, thinker and researcher, well-known and respected for his views on food, agriculture and economic policies. His untiring crusade for…

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