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,
Twitter & Instagram

Santosh Desai


Santosh is an author, columnist and media critic. His first book on contemporary India, ‘Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Everyday India’, is a collection of essays that traces the evolution of middle class India over the last two decades. In his professional life, Santosh heads a brand and consumer consultancy company and has previously headed an advertising agency. His principal area of interest lies in examining the evolving nature of consumer culture in India. He has been writing a weekly column in ‘The Times of India’ for over 14 years.


Identity vs. Identification

Panel Discussions Thursday, 14th Nov 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Is Aadhar as benign as it sounds?

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Finding The Gaps

Conversations Saturday, 16th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Leadership lessons from cricket.

Other Speakers :
Simon Taufel
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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


    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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