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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
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Schedule for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2020

Political & Current Affairs

  • Monday, 16th Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

The launch of “The Battle of Belonging” followed by a discussion between Shashi Tharoor and Christophe Jaffrelot about what Nationalism really means.

The Unquiet American

  • Monday, 16th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

The politics and economics of US foreign intervention.

A panel discussion with Michael Hudson & Vijay Prashad with Suhasini Haider as the chair.

  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

What the election result means for the US and the world.
A panel discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara, Nathan Robinson, Seema Sirohi, Puneet Ahluwalia and Gargi Rawat as the chair.

Debate : Indian Democracy Is In Danger

  • Thursday, 19th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST

For The Motion : Mallika Sarabhai & Shashi Tharoor
Against The Motion : R. Jagannathan & Shazia Ilmi
Chair : Vir Sanghvi

The Mouth Of The Shark

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

The causes and travails of migration.
A panel discussion with Chinmay Tumbe, Sonia Shah and Naresh Fernandes as the chair.

Cast Out Prejudice

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm IST

Dalits in music, business and the classroom. A panel discussion with Chandra Bhan Prasad, TM Krishna, Vijeta Kumar and Sreenivasan Jain as the chair.

The Tyranny Of Merit: What’s Become Of The Common Good

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm IST

Rethinking the attitude towards success and failure.
Michael Sandel in conversation with Pratap Bhanu Mehta.

  • Saturday, 21st Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

News channels or kangaroo courts?
A panel discussion with Avirook Sen, Karuna Nundy, Naghma Sahar and Abhinandan Sekhri as the chair.

Battered New World

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST

What lies ahead for America in the post-Trump era. Thomas Friedman in conversation with Yogita Limaye.

Rape And The Role Of the Media

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm IST

Why gender-sensitive reporting is now more important than ever before.
A panel disucssion with Sameera Khan, Tara Kaushal, Vakasha Sachdev and George Jose as the chair.

Lockdown Learnings

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm IST

Ten lessons for a post pandemic world.
Fareed Zakaria in conversation with Barkha Dutt.