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

Sustainable Appetite

  • Wednesday, 9th Nov
  • 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm IST
  • Online

Many people know about the influence of fossil fuels on climate change. But do they realise the role of farming? Policy makers talk about “urban sprawl”, or the encroachment of cities into the hinterland, but not much about agricultural sprawl, which has denuded habitats, such as forests and savannah lands. Just the area on which farm animals graze accounts for nearly a third of the earth’s land surface. Monbiot argues that in order to combat the climate crisis and feed a growing number of people, we urgently need to make food more efficiently, in ecologically sound ways, and free up land.


George Monbiot

George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental activist.

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Private: Bahar Dutt

Award-winning journalist Bahar Dutt trained as a conservation biologist and has worked as an environment editor with India’s leading English news channel, CNN-News18.

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Books In The Session

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet

  • George Monbiot
  • Allen Lane


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  • Saturday, 12th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

The marvellous world of India’s coastal inhabitants
Sejal Mehta, Sarang Naik
Chair: Shubhangi Swarup

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