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

Pallavi Aiyar

Journalist, Spain/India

An award-winning reporter and columnist, Pallavi Aiyar has worked as a foreign correspondent for over two decades from China, Europe, Indonesia and Japan. She is the author of several books including the China-memoir, Smoke and Mirrors; the novels Chinese Whiskers and Jakarta Tails; and New Old World, an exploration of contemporary Europe’s challenges. Her latest book is Orienting: An Indian in Japan. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Media and Communications at IE University in Madrid.



  • 26th October
  • 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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

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