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)

Manu S. Pillai

India

Bio: Manu S. Pillai is the author of The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore (2015), Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji (2018), and most recently, The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History (2019). Formerly chief of staff to Dr Shashi Tharoor MP in his capacity as Chairman of the External Affairs Committee in the Indian parliament, he has in the past worked at the House of Lords in Britain with Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, and with the BBC on their Incarnations history series, assisting Dr Sunil Khilnani. Written over six years and researched in three continents, Manu’s first book, The Ivory Throne won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. His other writings have appeared in The Hindu, Open Magazine, the Times of India, Hindustan Times, The New Statesman, Mint Lounge and other publications.

sessions

Reality Check

Panel Discussions Saturday, 16th Nov 10:30 am - 11:30 am
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Is fiction a better way to tell history?

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You Cheeky Devil

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The Annual Quiz that tests authors on their literary knowledge. Watch them struggle with book titles, innocuous titles, Pictionary, and a whole lot more in this fun event!

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The Great Game

Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The what if’s of Indian history.

Other Speakers :
William Dalrymple
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