The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Virtual Festival
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The Final Journey

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm IST

Death will most certainly come to all, but it is a subject most do not want to confront. One would rather not think about it. Especially as no one can definitively say anything about the hereafter – or even if there is one.

To Arun Shourie, this is surprising. If the event is inevitable, why not at least try and prepare for it? In his latest book, a scholarly and reflective work, he explains the views of great saints and personalities like the Buddha, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Ramana Maharshi, Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave; refers to religious texts and rituals; ponders the eternal questions of whether there is a soul, a God, life after death; discusses his own views and experiences and tries to bring the reader to a place where death can be contemplated with calm and readiness.


Arun Shourie

An author and journalist and ex cabinet minister who was recognised as one of fifty ‘World Press Heroes’ whose work has sustained press freedom.

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Madhavi Menon

Madhavi Menon is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality at Ashoka University.

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Books In The Session

Preparing For Death

  • Arun Shourie
  • Penguin Viking


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