The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 19, Fri Nov 20, Sat Nov 21, Sun Nov 22 2019

Panel Discussions
Book Launches

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Staging Life

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Anthropologists study people. So do playwrights. They are able to capture an emotional truth rather than just a scientific truth. They can make the exotic, familiar; and the familiar, exotic. The work of both playwright and anthropologist is set against a specific backdrop or background. As the anthropologist documents peoples, rituals and traditions, the playwright communicates the complexities of human beings and behaviour. However, playwrights also have the responsibility to be truthful to the people they represent.

Panelists : Andrew Bovell, Bruce Guthrie, Purva Naresh
Chair : Yuki Ellias


  • Andrew Bovell

  • Purva Naresh

  • Yuki Ellias

  • Bruce Guthrie