The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

Let's Turn The Page

Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

An Indian Odyssey

  • Sunday, 13th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST
  • St Pauls Institute, SPICE (Alberione Hall)

The relationship between firangis and Indians was far more complicated than we believe. Colonial writing paints a picture of a subservient country with the white man at the top of the food chain. Two books paint a very different picture of the European experience in India. In one, the story of a young orphan boy from Bombay thrust into a scientific expedition led by a team of German brothers describes a fraught relationship with his masters. In another we learn of the early firangis who were neither powerful, nor privileged.


Christopher Kloeble

Christopher Kloeble is an award-winning scriptwriter and the author of three novels, a short story collection and a memoir.

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Jonathan Gil Harris

Jonathan Gil Harris is a writer and teacher based in Delhi.

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Rupangi Sharma

Rupangi Sharma  is an author, editor, and an educationist. She is Founder & CEO of EFG Learning | Education for Growth. 

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Books In The Session

The First Firangis

  • Jonathan Gil Harris
  • Aleph Book Company


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