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

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Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

Playwright & Author, India

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen is an award-winning playwright and author. His play “Draw The Circle”  won the Lambda Literary Award for Drama, and is currently being taught at several universities. His play The Betterment Society” will be included in a forthcoming anthology of transgender plays by Methuen Books.  His epistolary essay, A Letter To A Thousand Other Mothers, will be published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies and The Margin. He is currently working on a memoir.


Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Award 2020

  • 22nd November
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Readings and a conversation with the four short listed playwrights – Mashuq Deen, Prashanth Nair, Radha Menon, Ram Ganesh Kamatham and Ayesha Sayani as the chair.

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