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

Virtual Festival
Real Books

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  • Arvind Panagariya

    Economist & Professor, USA

    Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and Director, Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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  • Ashutosh Gowariker

    Film-maker, India

    Ashutosh Gowariker is an award-winning writer, film-maker, director of television series, and occasional actor. His film Lagaan was nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Film category.

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  • Ashutosh Varshney

    Professor, USA

    Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Brown University, where he also directs the Center for Contemporary South Asia.

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  • Ashwin Sanghi

    Author, India

    Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several bestsellers; The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, and a New York Times bestselling crime thriller with James Patterson. He has been included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and is a Crossword Popular Choice Award winner.

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  • Avirook Sen

    Writer & Journalist, India

    Avirook Sen is an independent writer. He has been a reporter and editor for over 25 years, working in print, online and broadcast media.  He has written on a wide range of subjects, from cricket to terrorism and, most recently, crime. His work has appeared regularly in prominent publications both in India and abroad.

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  • Ayaz Memon

    Journalist, Mumbai

    Ayaz Memon has been a journalist for over 40 years. He writes about sports, politics, cinema and social issues.

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  • Ayesha Sayani

    Film-maker, India

    Pooh Siraj-Ayesha Sayani has made a series of acclaimed short films, feature films,  documentaries, and advertising films.  She has won multiple awards for her work. She has also served on national and international juries & selection committees. She runs The Sultan Padamsee Awards For Playwrighting which is open to Indian playwrights from all over the world.

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  • B S Ajaikumar

    Doctor, India

    Dr. BS Ajaikumar is a doctorpreneur and the Chairman & CEO of HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. He is a radiation and medical oncologist with over 40 years of experience.

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  • Barkha Dutt

    Journalist & Author, India

    Barkha Dutt is an award- winning television journalist, author, and owner of YouTube news channel MoJo. She is an opinion columnist with The Hindustan Times and The Washington Post.

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  • Bhaskar Sunkara

    Author, USA

    Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine and the publisher of Catalyst. He is an author and a columnist for The Guardian.

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  • Bijal Vachharajani

    Author, India

    Bijal Vachharajani is a children’s author. Her books include A Cloud Called Bhura which won the AutHer Children’s Book Award 2020.

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  • Boria Majumdar

    Sports Historian & Author, India

    He’s a Rhodes Scholar, has a D.Phil. on the Social History of Indian Cricket from Oxford. One of India’s leading sports scholars and commentators, he is the author of many books on Indian sport and its history.

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  • Bruce Guthrie

    Theatre Director, United Kingdom

    Bruce Guthrie is a leading British theatre director, currently Head of Theatre & Film at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai. He has directed critically acclaimed plays and musicals in London and New York and worked with leading conservatoires and drama schools in the UK, India, and Singapore.

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  • Cauvery Madhavan

    Author, Ireland

    Cauvery Madhavan is an author and writer. She lives in Ireland where she moved to from India.

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  • Chandra Bhan Prasad

    Entrepreneur & Social Commentator, India

    Chandra Bhan Prasad is a leading Dalit entrepreneur, thinker, social commentator and columnist. He holds post-graduate degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and is a visiting scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Chetan Sharma

    Illustrator, India

    Chetan Sharma is an award winning illustrator and animator.

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  • Chinmay Tumbe

    Professor, India

    Chinmay Tumbe is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and the author of India Moving: A History of Migration.

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  • Christophe Jaffrelot

    Author, France

    Christophe Jaffrelot is an author, journalist and an academician. He is Director of research at CERI Sciences Po/ CNRS.

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