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

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Vishwas Patil


Vishwas is a prominent novelist and playwright in Marathi. ‘Zadazadati ( A Dirge for the Dammed in English’) on the life and plight of the people displaced by the construction of big dams, fetched him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992. His other social novels like ‘Lust for Lalbug’, ‘Pangira’ and ‘Nagkeshar’, have mesmerised readers in various languages. His historical novels like ‘Sambhaji’ and ‘Panipat’ have been translated into Hindi and ‘Panipat’ is being published in English in November 2019. His novel ‘Mahanayak’ (on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose) has been translated into 14 Indian and foreign languages. He is the recipient of more than 40 literary awards.


Bigg Bose

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Netaji’s complicated legacy.

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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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