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


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

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Politician & Former Diplomat, India

Mani Shankar Aiyar, author and columnist, is a former diplomat and Union Cabinet Minister. He served 26 years in the Indian Foreign Service, including a deputation to the Office of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was thrice elected to the Lower House of Parliament from Tamil Nadu and also served a six-year term in the Upper House. In 2006, he was conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award. He served as a cabinet minister from 2004 to 2009, holding several different portfolios. He has thus far published nine books, including his latest, Memoirs of a Maverick.



  • 27th October
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Launch of Mani Shankar Aiyar’s MEMOIRS OF A MAVERICK, followed by a conversation featuring the adventures of an irrepressible statesman
Mani Shankar Aiyar in conversation with Anuradha Sengupta
Presented by: Kotak


  • 28th October
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The ins and outs of Indian Intelligence
Mani Shankar Aiyar, Meeran Chadha Borwankar, Vappala Balachandran
Chair: Kunal Purohit

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