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

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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.

Speakers

Private: 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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Private: 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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