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

  • Saturday, 12th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST
  • St Pauls Institute, Title Waves

Without farmers the world starves. It’s a simple, plain truth that most of us ignore as we’re seduced by the dazzling lights of supermarkets and the choices of fresh markets. But globally there is a crisis in farming, and in India too we witnessed massive farmer protests in 2020. The issues are many and complex, including benefits to multinationals, often unfair farm policies, a loss of genetic diversity and dwindling water stocks. What role do consumers play in exacerbating the situation and how can they support farmers in re-taking control of their lands and lives?


Thomas Zacharias

Thomas Zacharias is a chef with nearly 15 years of professional cooking experience.

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Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan is the rural editor at Guardian Australia.

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Luca Bernardini

Luca Bernardini studied philosophy and history at the University of Padua, specialising in the history of food.

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Books In The Session

Eating To Extinction

  • Dan Saladino
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Why You Should Give A F*ck About Farming

  • Gabrielle Chan
  • Random House Australia


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