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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Sunil Sethi


Sunil is Senior Editor at NDTV and hosts the popular weekend literary show ‘Just Books’ on NDTV 24×7 and NDTV Profit channels. He is a nationally syndicated columnist, with weekly columns in the country’s leading English dailies, ‘The Times of India’ and ‘The Indian Express’. His column, ‘Al Fresco’ on public affairs appears every fortnight in ‘Business Standard’. He has scripted and presented documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 television networks. His books include ‘Indian Interiors’ (2001), ‘Inside Asia’ (2005) and ‘The Big Bookshelf: Sunil Sethi in conversation with 30 famous writers’ (2011). His work has appeared in many publications round the world.


Book In Focus : Midnight’s Children

Panel Discussions Friday, 15th Nov 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

You had to be of an age to read Midnight’s Children in 1981 to understand its genius and explosive impact at that time, both in India and overseas. It won the Booker that year and got the Booker of Bookers in 2008. Close to 40 years after its release, a distinguished panel will discuss the […]

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Reality Check

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Is fiction a better way to tell history?

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Word Count

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Why is the novel more valued than the short story?

Other Speakers :
Eshkol Nevo, Jayant Kaikini
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  • A C Grayling


    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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