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

Sumit Samos

Writer & Activist, India

Sumit Samos is a writer, rap poet, commentator, and anti-caste activist. He comes from Koraput, Odisha. He is the author of the book Affairs of Caste. He has an MSc degree in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford and his research interests are Dalit Christians, cosmpolitan elites and caste in Odisha.



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

Launch of Geetha Ravichandran’s THE SPELL OF THE RAIN TREE, followed by poetry from around the world
Eeva Maria al-Khazaali, Geetha Ravichandran, Jesse Oliver, Sumit Samos
Presented by: Godrej


  • 28th October
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The making of a legend
Ashok Gopal, Sumit Samos
Chair: Wandana Sonalkar


  • 29th October
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The power of the memoir in Dalit literature
Manoranjan Byapari, Sumit Samos
Chair: Shrujana Niranjani Sridhar

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