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

Virtual Festival
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Ranjit Hoskote

Poet, India

Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, translator, cultural theorist and curator based in Bombay. His seven collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts (Penguin, 2006), Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014), Jonahwhale (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2018) and, most recently, The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (Arc, 2020), which has received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His translation of a celebrated 14th-century Kashmiri woman mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Malayalam, Irish Gaelic, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic. He curated India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011).



There’s Always Room For Rumi

  • 22nd November
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The launch of Rumi: A New Collection, followed by a discussion on why he is a poet for all humanity.
Farrukh Dhondy in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote and Arshia Sattar as the chair.

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