The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

THE POWER OF WORDS

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2023

Literary

EMPIRES OF THE IMAGINATION

  • Wednesday, 25th Oct
  • 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm IST

A novel look at history
Salman Rushdie in conversation with Tishani Doshi

Presented by: Godrej

THE PLAY IS THE THING

  • Wednesday, 25th Oct
  • 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm IST

The theatre of resistance in Palestine
Isabella Hammad in conversation with Girish Shahane

STORYLAND

  • Thursday, 26th Oct
  • 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm IST

When words take me home
Elif Shafak in conversation with Salil Tripathi

FREE & UNFAIR

  • Thursday, 26th Oct
  • 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm IST

How special economic zones undermine democracy
Quinn Slobodian in conversation with Pallavi Aiyar

LANDSCAPE OF LOSS

  • Thursday, 26th Oct
  • 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm IST

Exploring grief through fiction and poetry
Siân Hughes in conversation with Jerry Pinto

FOR THE LOVE OF THE WORD – The Anil Dharker Session: INAUGURATION OF TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 Followed by IN PRAISE OF THE PHRASE

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm IST

INAUGURATION OF TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023
Followed by
IN PRAISE OF THE PHRASE
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Mehdi Hasan

VIOLENT CITY

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Characters trapped in the turmoil of our times
Anjum Hasan, Vivek Shanbhag
Chair: Michelle Philip

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

How AI is impacting the creative process. Marcus du Sautoy, Shashi Tharoor, Chair: Parvez Diwan

Session sponsor: Blue Star

BINOD KANORIA AWARDS

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST

Presentation of children’s literature awards in Early Readers, Middle Grade, Hindi, Young Adult and Illustration categories

The Infinite Library

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm IST

The Infinite Library is a travelling Virtual Reality installation, produced by the Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, that reimagines the future of libraries as interactive spaces that engage visitors through multi-sensory forms of story-telling. Immerse yourself along the in a new way of looking at libraries guided by the Infinite library at the St Pauls …

WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

Stories of loss, pain, and redemption
Briohny Doyle, Gavin McCrea, Iffat Nawaz
Chair: Arjun Raj Gaind

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

An object theatre performance based on Italo Calvino’s stories

Performance Presented by: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Mumbai as part of the Week of the Italian Language in the World

DRAWING THEM IN

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

Writing for young adults
Fiona Fernandez, Zai Whitaker
Chair: Payal Kapadia
Presented by: Godrej

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

Launch of Anuja Chauhan’s THE FAST AND THE DEAD followed by a discussion on detective fiction
Anuja Chauhan, Michel Bussi
Chair: Zac O’Yeah

ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR FRIEND

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

Demystifying math and medicine
Karan Rajan, Marcus du Sautoy
Chair: Anuvab Pal

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

The dilemma of being a translator
Arunava Sinha, Srinath Perur
Chair: Vidya Vencatesan

LIVES OF CLAY

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm IST

A visceral outdoor performance merging storytelling, mythology, dance and pottery
Performed by Vidya Thirunarayan
Directed by Tim Supple
Performance Partner: Godrej

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Books that made me a writer
Briohny Doyle, Elena Medel, Tenzin Tsundue
Chair: Michelle Philip
Presented by: Godrej

PLAY ON WORDS

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm IST

A musical celebration of PG Wodehouse & Broadway
Performed by Hal Cazalet & Simon Beck

Performance Partner: Kotak

TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 POET LAUREATE

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Presentation to Mamang Dai
followed by a conversation with Anjum Hasan

SPEAKERS:
Mamang Dai, Anjum Hasan

PLAY ON WORDS

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm IST

A musical celebration of PG Wodehouse & Broadway
Performed by Hal Cazalet & Simon Beck

Performance Partner: Kotak

YOU CHEEKY DEVIL!

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm IST

The Lit Quiz
Anuvab Pal, Arjun Raj Gaind, Fiona Fernandez, Nilakantan RS
Quiz Master: Hrishi K

MERCURIAL METROPOLIS

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm IST

The city as liberator and oppressor
Elena Medel, Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
Chair: Adrian Terron

ABSOLUTELY FABULIST

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Italo Calvino
A reading of Italo Calvino’s stories by Denzil Smith, Meher Acharia-Dar, Ranjit Hoskote and Quasar

Performance presented by: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Mumbai as part of the Week of the Italian Language in the World

The Infinite Library

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm IST

The Infinite Library is a travelling Virtual Reality installation, produced by the Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, that reimagines the future of libraries as interactive spaces that engage visitors through multi-sensory forms of story-telling. Immerse yourself along the in a new way of looking at libraries guided by the Infinite library at the St Pauls …

SECRET HISTORIES

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

A nation’s past reflected in family trauma
Iffat Nawaz, Shabnam Minwalla
Chair: Jane Borges
Presented by: Godrej

PLAY ON WORDS

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm IST

A musical celebration of PG Wodehouse & Broadway
Performed by Hal Cazalet & Simon Beck

Performance Partner: Kotak

NO WAY HOME

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

A literary exploration into women’s search for the self
Smriti Ravindra in conversation with Shobhaa Dé
Presented by: Kotak

PEOPLE OF THE LAND

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

A glimpse of North Karnataka through its ordinary people and their characteristics
Straight talk by Sudha Murty followed by a conversation with Ishita Thakur
Presented by: Kotak

KANNADA CLASSICS

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

An aerial tour of the literary peaks
Mithra Venkatraj, Uma Rama Rao
Chair: Srinath Perur

LITERARILY LATERAL

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

Writing fiction that transcends genres
Pip Adam, Tomer Gardi
Chair: Jerry Pinto

LIVES OF CLAY

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm IST

A visceral outdoor performance merging storytelling, mythology, dance and pottery
Performed by Vidya Thirunarayan, Directed by Tim Supple
Presented by: Godrej

TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Presentation to C S Lakshmi
followed by a conversation with Arunava Sinha

BOOK IN FOCUS

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Milan Kundera
Anthony Sattin, Anuja Chauhan, Shabnam Minwalla, Sam Miller
Chair: Hrishi K
Presented by: Godrej

Noir in Mumbai: CRIME SCENES

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Follow the clues from page to screen
Michel Bussi, Piyush Jha
Chair: Sohini Chattopadhyay

Presented by Institute Français en Inde

PROLIFIC PEN

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Release of Manav Kaul’s A BIRD ON MY WINDOWSILL
followed by a discussion on switching seamlessly from plays to novels to poetry
Manav Kaul in conversation with Khushboo Mattoo
Presented by: Kotak

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

An object theatre performance based on Italo Calvino’s stories

Performance Presented by: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Mumbai

Celebrating Women: The Shashi Baliga Memorial Session – TRAILBLAZERS

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Forging a path for the next generation
Meeran Chadha Borwankar, Shobhaa Dé
Chair: Faye D’Souza
Presented by: Godrej

TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 AWARDS

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm IST

Anuvab Pal live on stage, followed by the presentation of literary awards in fiction, non fiction, and business categories.