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

Literature Unmasked

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  • Monday, 16th Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

There is currently a global debate around the words “nation”, “national”, “nationality” and “nationalism”. Nationality is sometimes being cast in ethno-religious terms, while critics of many dispensations are called “anti-national”. In such an atmosphere, it is more important than ever to understand these terms in their full complexity. Many scholars have recognised that nationalism and nation-states were not timeless notions but emerged in a specific historical period in a particular part of the world. This session unravels these ideas, their origins, their evolution over time, and their specific manifestations in the Indian context.


Private: Christophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is an author, journalist and an academician. He is Director of research at CERI Sciences Po/ CNRS.

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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: Gargi Rawat

Gargi Rawat is a senior news anchor and environment reporter with NDTV 24X7.

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Books In The Session

Hindu Nationalism : A Reader

  • Christophe Jaffrelot

The Battle Of Belonging : On Nationalism, Patriotism, And What It Means To Be Indian

  • Shashi Tharoor


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