The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Saskya Jain

Author, India

Saskya Jain is a writer based in Delhi and Berlin. Her new novel, Geeta Rahman at Championship Point was published in 2021. Her debut novel, Fire Under Ash, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt Prize in 2015. She has an MFA in Fiction from Boston University and her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in numerous journals including Intelligent Life, The Economist, Caravan and The Baffler. She has taught creative writing and literature at Hong Kong University and Grinnell College, and her most recent writing residency was at Hedgebrook.



  • 12th November
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Launch of Arjun Gaind’s Anatomy of a Loss, followed by a discussion on how the echoes of history shape lives
Aanchal Malhotra, Arjun Raj Gaind, Hannah Lalhlanpuii
Chair: Saskya Jain

Political and The Personal

  • 12th November
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Scars of the past, informing the stories of the present
Mamang Dai, Saskya Jain
Chair: Anita Vacharajani

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