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

Let's Turn The Page

Online : 9 - 10 Nov
On ground : 11 - 13 Nov

Simin Patel

Author, India

Simin is the founder of Bombaywalla Historical Works, an organisation that showcases Bombay’s built environment and social history.

She is presently a New India Foundation Fellow, completing her book on the Irani restaurants of Bombay. The book dives into the world of Irani strongmen and dons and the cafes they operated from.

Simin’s DPhil dissertation from the University of Oxford traced the role the Parsi community played as cultural intermediaries in colonial Bombay. She was a Clarendon Scholar at Balliol College.


Merchants of Bombay

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

The pioneering business communties that built the city
Sifra Lentin, Nadir Godrej
Chair: Simin Patel

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