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

Virtual Festival
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Shanta Gokhale


Shanta is a Mumbai-based bilingual writer, translator, theatre historian and cultural columnist. She has written two award-winning novels in Marathi, translated by her into English, and several plays in Marathi and English. She has authored a critical history of Marathi drama, edited three books on theatre, and translated several works of drama, fiction and non-fiction from Marathi into English and vice-versa. She has won the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for overall contribution to the performing arts, the Balshastri Jambhekar award for translation, and Lifetime Achievement awards of the Ooty Literary Festival, Theatre Group Thespo, and the America-based Maharashtra Foundation.


Double Speak

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing in two languages.

Other Speakers :
Andrey Kurkov, Annie Zaidi
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Tata Literature Live! 2019 Awards

Special Events Sunday, 17th Nov 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shanta Gokhale followed by a conversation with Anil Dharker, and the 2019 Literature Awards.

Other Speakers :
Anil Dharker
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