The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

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Ram Ganesh Kamatham

Playwright, India

Ram Ganesh Kamatham is a Bangalore-based playwright. He has written  for stage, film, and radio. His work centres on contemporary themes. His comedy  “Ultimate Kurukshetra” won the 2011 Sultan Padamsee Award. He has won the Charles Wallace India Trust Award as a playwright and as a researcher, and was a grantee of the India Foundation for the Arts in 2014 & 2019.  He has also notably written for, and about, young people. Ram has been awarded multiple fellowships for his practice-led research in the arts, including the Robert Bosch Art Grant (2010) and the Sarai-CSDS Independent Research Fellowship (2007).


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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