The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

Let's Turn The Page

Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

Lost and Found

  • Saturday, 12th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST
  • NCPA, Tata Theatre

It is never easy to be an outlier.  Through their individual journeys, author and filmmaker Onir gives voice to the queer community by coming out as gay, while author and dancer Mallika Sarabhai owns her struggles with body image. In this session, they speak with rare candour about navigating the landscapes of self-discovery, finding courage and empathy towards themselves as they deal with their individual struggles of discrimination and ostracization.


Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s leading classical dancers. She has received the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, in recognition of her contribution to the arts.

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Onir is an award winning Indian filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and editor.

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Inakshi Sobti

Inakshi Sobti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Society India Centre.

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Books In The Session

In My Freefall

  • Mallika Sarabhai
  • Speaking Tiger

I Am Onir & I Am Gay

  • Onir
  • Penguin Viking


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