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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William Dalrymple


William, the acclaimed historian and art historian, is the best-selling author of ‘White Mughals’, ‘The Last Mughal, and ‘Return of a King’. A frequent broadcaster, he has written and presented three television series, one of which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA. He has also been awarded five honorary doctorates and held visiting fellowships at Princeton and Brown. He writes regularly for ‘New York Review of Books’, ‘The New Yorker’ and ‘The Guardian’. In 2018 he was presented with the prestigious President’s Medal by the British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement and for co-founding the Jaipur Literature Festival.


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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The Anarchy

Straight Talks Sunday, 17th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The rise and fall of the the East India Company. 

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The Great Game

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The what if’s of Indian history.

Other Speakers :
Manu S. Pillai
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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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  • 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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