The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 19, Fri Nov 20, Sat Nov 21, Sun Nov 22 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Speakers

  • Meera Damji

    India

    Meera has been associated with Radio for the past 10 years. Currently she produces and hosts a show called ‘Ishq Safe Space’ on 104.8 Ishq.

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  • Milee Ashwarya

    India

    Milee is Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage Publishing, at Penguin Random House India.

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  • Mini Menon

    India

    Mini Menon Award-winning journalist and author, Mini is the Co-Founder and Editor of ‘Live History India’, a first of its kind digital platform on Indian history and culture, aimed at helping Indians and India lovers rediscover the many stories that make the country.

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  • Monica Ali

    Bangladesh

    Monica is an award-winning writer, whose novels include ‘Brick Lane’, ‘In the Kitchen’ and ‘Untold Story’.

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  • Moomal Mehta

    India

    Moomal is the founder of a boutique executive search firm, Crossover Catalyst, that brings new leadership talent into non-profit organisations.

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  • N. Chandrasekaran

    India

    Natarajan Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies, with aggregate revenues of more than US $ 100 billion. 

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  • Nader Fekri

    England

    Dr. Nader Fekri is a Visiting Professor of Politics at the University of Mumbai and is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the American School of Bombay.

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  • Nadir Godrej

    India

    Mr. Nadir B. Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries Ltd. and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He is also the Co-Chair of Godrej Good & Green Governing Council.

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  • Naman Ahuja

    India

    Naman is a curator of Indian art, Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Co-Editor of Marg Publications.

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  • Nemat Sadat

    Afghanistan

    Nemat’s novel, ‘The Carpet Weaver’ published this year, opened to wide critical acclaim in the Indian press. He is the first native from Afghanistan to have publicly come out as gay and campaign for LGBTQIA rights in Muslim communities worldwide.

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  • Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

    India

    Nilanjan began his career in journalism in the early 1980s and is best known for his reportage on the rise of Hindu organisations, their politics and agitations.

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  • Pankaj Kapur

    India

    Pankaj Kapur (born 1954) is an acclaimed Indian theatre, television and film actor and director.

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  • Parameswaran Iyer

    India

    Parameswaran Iyer is Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti – the coordinating Ministry for the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Jal Jeevan Mission.

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  • Patrick Deville

    France

    A great traveller with a cosmopolitan mind, Patrick heads both the Maison des écrivains étrangers et traducteurs (MEET – The House of Foreign Authors and Translators) in Saint-Nazaire and the journal with the same name. 

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  • Pereena Lamba

    India

    A writing gypsy, she has written copy for advertising assignments, reports for an adoption agency, manuals and a graphic novel for a child rights NGO, lesson plans for teaching seventh-grade boys and several freelance articles for magazines and blogs.

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  • Perumal Murugan

    India

    Perumal works as Head and Associate Professor of Tamil Literature at a Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu.

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  • Peter Griffin

    India

    Peter is a journalist with ‘The Hindu’, where he looks for stories from the margins and explores new ways of telling them. Previously, he handled features at ‘Forbes India’…

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  • Piers Bursill-Hall

    France

    Piers is Mathematics Faculty at Cambridge University, lecturing on history of mathematics and history of science. He has lectured in Europe, North America, South Asia and the Far East on a range of topics to do with history of mathematics and its culture.

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