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

Eyes On You

  • Thursday, 10th Nov
  • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm IST
  • Online

We live in an era of increasing surveillance and intrusions into our privacy, as a result both of government actions and online technology monopolies that make money from social media platforms, search engines and retailing. Many of us gladly hand over our data to these firms in order to use their services because they offer unprecedented convenience. Do we then have a right to bemoan the loss of our privacy? Should we take a stand and boycott these services? Does only fiction now have the power to make us see what these technology giants have done to our autonomy?


Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is an American novelist and journalist. His books, include The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, A Hologram for the King, and What Is the What, winner of France’s Prix Médicis Etranger.

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Private: Malavika Jayaram

Malavika Jayaram is the inaugural executive director of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a faculty associate.

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Books In The Session

The Every

  • Dave Eggers
  • Vintage

The Circle

  • Dave Eggers
  • Large Print Pr


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