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

Virtual Festival
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Shashi Tharoor

Author, India

Dr Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, is the bestselling author of twenty one books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and for External Affairs in the Government of India. He has won numerous awards, including the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Crossword Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019, Dr. Tharoor was also awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in the category of ‘English Non-Fiction’ for his book An Era of Darkness. He chairs Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology.

sessions

Lay Of The Land

  • 16th November
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

The launch of “The Battle of Belonging” followed by a discussion between Shashi Tharoor and Christophe Jaffrelot about what Nationalism really means.

Debate : Indian Democracy Is In Danger

  • 19th November
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For The Motion : Mallika Sarabhai & Shashi Tharoor
Against The Motion : R. Jagannathan & Shazia Ilmi
Chair : Vir Sanghvi

Reading The Game

  • 22nd November
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cricket aficionados discuss their favourite books on the sport.
A panel discussion with Anil Dharker, Naseeruddin Shah, Shashi Tharoor and Ayaz Memon as the chair.

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    Writer, India

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  • Abraham Verghese

    Professor & Author, USA

    Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School…

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  • Alan Friedman

    Author & Journalist, United Kingdom

    Alan Friedman is an award-winning journalist, documentarian and the author of several international best-selling books, including This Is Not America (published in India under the title Democracy in Peril,…

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  • Amish

    Author, India

    Amish is a diplomat, author and columnist. He has taken over as the Director of The Nehru Centre in London.
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