The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

THE POWER OF WORDS

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2023

Book Launches

FOR THE LOVE OF THE WORD – The Anil Dharker Session: INAUGURATION OF TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023 Followed by IN PRAISE OF THE PHRASE

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm IST

INAUGURATION OF TATA LITERATURE LIVE! 2023
Followed by
IN PRAISE OF THE PHRASE
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Mehdi Hasan

BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm IST

An eminent doctor reveals little known facts of the human body
Karan Rajan in conversation with Siddhant Bhargava

POETIC PASSIONS

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Launch of Harish Bhat’s RESTLESS LIVES followed by a discussion on the changing shape of poetry
Harish Bhat, Harnidh Kaur
Chair: Ashwani Kumar

LIFE’S LIKE THAT

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Mani Shankar Aiyar’s MEMOIRS OF A MAVERICK, followed by a conversation featuring the adventures of an irrepressible statesman
Mani Shankar Aiyar in conversation with Anuradha Sengupta
Presented by: Kotak

VERSE-ATILE

  • Friday, 27th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Geetha Ravichandran’s THE SPELL OF THE RAIN TREE, followed by poetry from around the world
Eeva Maria al-Khazaali, Geetha Ravichandran, Jesse Oliver, Sumit Samos
Presented by: Godrej

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm IST

Launch of R Gopalakrishnan’s INSIDE THE BOARDROOM followed by an insightful discussion about corporate decision making
R Gopalakrishnan, Shilpa Kumar, Tulsi Jaya Kumar
Chair: Shinjini Kumar

Session sponsor: Prime Securities

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm IST

Launch of Anuja Chauhan’s THE FAST AND THE DEAD followed by a discussion on detective fiction
Anuja Chauhan, Michel Bussi
Chair: Zac O’Yeah

ONE SAINT, THREE VOICES

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

The launch of BEHOLD! THE WORD IS GOD followed by a discussion with the translators, interspersed by abhangs sung by Tejashree Ratankumar Ingawale
Jerry Pinto & Shanta Gokhale in conversation
Presented by: Kotak

WOMEN IN MOTION

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Sohini Chattopadhyay’s THE DAY I BECAME A RUNNER
followed by a straight talk by the author and a conversation with Anuradha Sengupta

COOL CAT IN THE HAT

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Prahlad Kakar’s ADMAN-MADMAN followed by digressions, provocations, and fulminations
Prahlad Kakar, Raveena Tandon
Chair: Anuja Chauhan
Presented by: Kotak

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

Launch of JJ Irani’s DR. STEEL followed by a discussion on the value of documenting corporate histories
Harsh Mariwala, Nadir Godrej, R Gopalakrishnan
Chair: Sunita Wazir

WHY WE PLAY

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST

A mathematical journey to unlock the secrets of the world’s greatest games
Straight talk by Marcus du Sautoy

SPEAKERS:
Marcus du Sautoy

PROLIFIC PEN

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Release of Manav Kaul’s A BIRD ON MY WINDOWSILL
followed by a discussion on switching seamlessly from plays to novels to poetry
Manav Kaul in conversation with Khushboo Mattoo
Presented by: Kotak

  • Sunday, 29th Oct
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Launch of Gurcharan Das ANOTHER SORT OF FREEDOM followed by a discussion about the many avatars of the author
Gurcharan Das in conversation with Ruchira Chaudhary
Presented by: Kotak