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

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Ashutosh Gowariker

Film-maker, India

Ashutosh Gowariker is an award-winning writer, film-maker, director of television series, and occasional actor. His film oeuvre includes three landmark films in the history of Hindi cinema – Lagaan, Swades and Jodhaa Akbar. Lagaan was nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Film category.

Interestingly, in all these three films, Gowariker collaborated with two maestros – lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer A R Rahman – to give us some unforgettable songs.  Fittingly, he will be reading out the citation for Javed Akhtar, this year’s Festival Poet Laureate.

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    Film-maker, India

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    Filmmaker, India

    Michael Burns, Ph.D. is an author, award-winning filmmaker, writing coach, and university instructor in Pune, India. He’s also the founder of Tall Tales, South Asia’s most popular creative writing…

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    Political Leader & Film Maker, India

    Shazia Ilmi is the Delhi State Vice President and National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was a founder-member of the Aam Aadmi Party.  She conducts a…

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  • Vishal Bhardwaj

    Film Director, Writer & Composer, India

    Vishal Bhardwaj is an award-winning Indian film director, writer, composer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than 40.
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