The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Anil Dharker

India

Anil Dharker is a Mumbai-based writer and columnist. At various stages in his life, he has been an engineer on the academic staff of the University of Glasgow, a consultant in a Mumbai architectural firm, a film critic and censor, a promoter of New Cinema with the National Film Development Corporation and an editor successively, of Debonair, Mid-Day and Sunday Mid-Day, The Independent, and The Illustrated Weekly of India. Dharker has worked in television as producer and anchor, as well as head of a news television channel, then poised for takeoff. He was also, briefly, creative director of the Zee Television network. He is still remembered for his long stint as TV critic at The Sunday Observer, where readers, viewers, producers, Doordarshan directors-general and ministers found his column the one they loved to hate. These were reprinted in an anthology by HarperCollins titled Sorry Not Ready:Television in the Time of PMdarshan. Dharker has written a coffee-table book on Goa; a biography of industrialist OP Jindal, The Man Who Talked To Machines; and a book on Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March, The Romance Of Salt. Recently, he brought out an anthology, Icons: The Men & Women Who Shaped Today’s India.

sessions

1000 Words An Hour

Special Events Thursday, 14th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Words don’t come easily to the best of writers. But these two authors, one a master of fiction, the other of non-fiction, are known not just for their body of work but for their prodigious output. What is their secret? Does the Muse love them more than others?

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Tata Literature Live! 2019 Awards

Special Events Sunday, 17th Nov 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shanta Gokhale followed by a conversation with Anil Dharker, and the 2019 Literature Awards.

Other Speakers :
Shanta Gokhale
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