The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Debate : Indian Democracy Is In Danger

  • Thursday, 19th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST

For The Motion : Mallika Sarabhai & Shashi Tharoor | Against The Motion : R. Jagannathan & Shazia Ilmi | Chair : Vir Sanghvi

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The first round of voting is from 5:55 PM to 6:10 PM IST.

The final round of voting is from 7:03 PM to 7:17 PM IST.


Private: Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s leading classical dancers. She has been using dance and other cultural and artistic forms for the last four decades, to propound causes relating to women, violence and human rights.

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Private: Shashi Tharoor

Dr Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram and a bestselling author.

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Private: R. Jagannathan

R Jagannathan is a journalist with 42 years’ experience in business and general news journalism. He has managed and edited  several leading print dailies, magazines, and online news and views portals. He is currently Editorial Director of Swarajya Magazine.

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Private: Shazia Ilmi

Shazia Ilmi is the Delhi State Vice President and National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was a founder-member of the Aam Aadmi Party.  She is also an accomplished documentary maker and a former television journalist.

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Private: Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi is a columnist, broadcaster and author.

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