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

For the Love of the Word : The Anil Dharker Session – Refraction

  • Friday, 11th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm IST
  • NCPA, Tata Theatre

In India, despite modernity, women often remain socially and psychologically invisible,  predominantly  seen only in their relationships with men or in their roles as mother, daughter, wife, or sister.   In her novel, Tomb of Sand (Ret Samadhi),  author Geetanjali Shree moves an 80-year old woman’s story to centre-stage, bringing her out of the oblivion of merely being Ma or Grandma, exploring her inner narratives and desires. Geetanjali Shree and Varun Grover reflect on the insights which come about when shifting focus to examining the neglected corners and crevices in which womens’ stories live.


Geetanjali Shree

Geetanjali Shree is the winner of the International Booker Prize for 2022 for the English translation of her novel Ret Samadhi, titled Tomb of Sand.

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Varun Grover

Varun Grover  is a screenwriter, lyricist and stand-up comedian based in Mumbai. 

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Books In The Session

The Tomb of Sand

  • Geetanjali Shree
  • Penguin Random House India


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