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

Fading Blueprint

  • Saturday, 12th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST
  • NCPA, Tata Theatre

Launch of Shashi Tharoor’s Ambedkar: A Life

A discussion about the disparity between what India’s constitution envisioned and the reality today. Did we fail to listen to the warnings sounded by B. R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of what is considered to be one of the world’s most progressive constitutions? Tharoor writes that Ambedkar believed that despite the high ideals of the constitution, India could become truly democratic and egalitarian only through “the cultivation of constitutional values among the masses, by defeating the forces of feudalism, casteism, bigotry, and parochialism.” Ambedkar also warned against the Indian proclivity towards hero-worship in politics as being a “sure road to degradation and eventual dictatorship”.


Shashi Tharoor

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

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Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl is a veteran first-generation media entrepreneur, broadcast/digital journalist, and author of the best-selling Super Trilogy.

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Books In The Session

Ambedkar: A Life

  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Aleph Book Company


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