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

Maternal Instinct

  • Sunday, 13th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST
  • NCPA, Little Theatre

Motherhood is a much lauded and valued state of being, especially in India.  But the experience of motherhood is often lonely and difficult with very little meaningful support.  Women, rarely asked if they desire motherhood,  largely embrace it with grace and enthusiasm.  Authors Rinki Roy Bhattacharya and Sudha Menon go beyond the usual tropes to discuss the varying dynamic of mothers and motherhood, and lessons for daughters.


Rinki Bhattacharya

Rinki Bhattacharya is a writer, columnist and documentary film-maker.

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Sudha Menon

Sudha Menon is the author of six books, an actor and motivational speaker.

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Christopher Kloeble

Christopher Kloeble is an award-winning scriptwriter and the author of three novels, a short story collection and a memoir.

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Books In The Session

The Oldest Love Story

  • Rinki Roy Bhattacharya and Maithili Rao
  • Om Books International

Legacy: Letters from eminent parents to their daughters

  • Sudha Menon
  • Ebury Press


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