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

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

Anita Vachharajani

Author, India

Anita Vachharajani is a Mumbai-based writer. Her book Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel with a Paintbrush has won the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar Award, 2021. The book is also on the IBBY Honor List, 2020. Her stories for children have appeared in The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories, The Puffin Book of Spooky Ghost Stories, and in various picture books. Her translations of traditional rhymes feature in The Tenth Rasa: the Penguin Book of Indian Nonsense Verse. She has collaborated on a pictorial book Amazing India on the states of India.


Political and The Personal

  • 12th November
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Scars of the past, informing the stories of the present
Mamang Dai, Saskya Jain
Chair: Anita Vacharajani

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