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

Persian Persuasion

  • Sunday, 13th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST
  • St Pauls Institute, SPICE (Alberione Hall)

Once a flourishing religion in Persia, Zoroastrianism,  the world’s first monotheistic religion, is today largely unknown except to its followers, comprising mainly the minuscule Parsi community in Mumbai. Mumbai born and bred author Ashwin Sanghi, skilled in depicting ancient lore grippingly to modern readers, has cast this tiny community as protagonists in a sweeping novel, which imagines a dramatic secret from millennia ago held by a chosen Parsi family, being hunted down by modern-day villains from the US to India via the Middle East. In so doing he has not just penned a conspiracy thriller, but also introduced a little known but unique religion and community to his large audience.


Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling authors in English fiction, for which he has won several awards. He has also written two New York Times best-selling crime thrillers with James Patterson. Ashwin co-writes and edits titles in the 13 Steps series on diverse life-related matters. 

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Hrishi K

Hrishikesh Kannan popularly known as Hrishi K is producer & presenter of the popular radio show “Good Morning Mumbai” on 94.3 RadioOne.

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Books In The Session

The Magicians of Mazda

  • Ashwin Sanghi
  • HarperCollins


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