The Thirteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th 2022

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Menaka Guruswamy

Senior Advocate, India

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. She was one of the key forces behind the successful landmark legal battle against section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalised same-sex relations. Her practice covers constitutional, commercial and criminal law. 

She has been listed in Foreign Policy magazine’s “100 most influential Global Thinkers” (2019) and in Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people” (2019), and written for leading publications in India and the US. 

Dr. Guruswamy has law degrees Oxford University, Harvard Law School and the  National Law School of India, Bangalore. She has been visiting faculty at law schools in the US and Canada and has been the B.R Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, New York. 

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  • 18th November
  • 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

A portrait of the writer as a feminist icon
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