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

Manjiri Prabhu

Author, India

Dr. Manjiri Prabhu is an award-winning international mystery and thriller author of 19 books, a short-film maker and the Curator and Founder/Director of two international festivals – Pune International Literary Festival and International Festival of Spiritual India (for Humanity & Wisdom). Prabhu has been acknowledged as a pioneer in India among women writers of mystery fiction, and she has a diverse global fan following. She is also the first Indian female mystery author to be published outside India.



  • 12th November
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Captivated by canines
Aanchal Malhotra, Manjiri Prabhu
Chair: Antoine Lewis

Noir In Mumbai : Murder They Wrote

  • 13th November
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Setting the scene
Jerome Loubry, Kalpana Swaminathan
Chair: Manjiri Prabhu

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