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

Vidya Vencatesan

Professor, India

Vidya Vencatesan is the Head, Department of French and Director, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Mumbai. She has translated Javed Akhtar’s poetic oeuvre from Urdu into French and Raphael Confiant’s novel from French into English. She is editor of India’s only peer reviewed international francophone research journal Synergies-Inde. She has received Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the Republic of France, and the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia from the Republic of Italy.



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

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

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  • Arunava Sinha

    Professor & Literary Translator, India

    Arunava Sinha is a literary translator, working from Bengali into English and English into Bengali. More than 80 of his translations have been published so far across India, the…

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  • G N Devy

    Literary Critic & Cultural Activist, India

    GN Devy is a Professor of Eminence at Somaiya University, Mumbai. He writes in Marathi, Gujarati, and English. He has received many awards and honours including the Padma Shri….

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  • Jerry Pinto

    Author & Translator, India

    Jerry Pinto is a poet, author, editor and translator. His translated works include Daya Pawar’s Baluta from Marathi, Swadesh Deepak’s I Have Not Seen Mandu from Hindi and Damodar…

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  • Kamala Ganesh

    Sociologist, India

    Kamala Ganesh is an eminent sociologist based in Mumbai. She has researched and published on Gender, Caste and Kinship, and on History, Culture and Identity. Formerly Professor & Head…

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