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

  • Purva Naresh

    India

    Purva is a playwright and a theatre producer. She has ten full length plays, three shorts, three feature films and two web series as a writer, to her credit.

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  • R Jagannathan

    India

    He is a journalist with over 43 years’ experience in business and general journalism.

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  • R. Gopalakrishnan

    India

    R Gopalakrishnan studied physics at Kolkata, engineering at IIT Kharagpur and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has been a professional manager from 1967.

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  • R. Ramakumar

    India

    R. Ramakumar is a development economist and a Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

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  • Raghav Chandra

    India

    Raghav is the author of the novel ‘Scent of a Game’, themed around wildlife and conservation and ‘Kali’s Daughter’, a novel about caste and discrimination in the elite IAS/IFS.

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  • Raj Kamal Jha

    India

    Raj is Chief Editor of ‘The Indian Express’ and was awarded Journalist of the Year at the National Red Ink Awards.

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  • Rajat Gupta

    India

    Fresh out of Harvard Business School, Rajat was the first non-American to head consulting giant McKinsey & Company (1994-2003).

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  • Rakhshanda Jalil

    India

    Rakhshanda is a translator, writer and literary historian. She has published over 25 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays.

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  • Rehana Munir

    India

    Rehana Munir is an independent writer on culture and lifestyle, she has a weekly humour column in HT Brunch, and a cinema column in Arts Illustrated magazine.

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  • Revathi Roy

    India

    Serial entrepreneur, Revathi pioneered Asia’s first women- run taxi service, Forsche, way back in 2007.

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  • Ria Sharma

    India

    Ria is the founder of the NGO Make Love Not Scars (MLNS), which has since 2014 rehabilitated over 60 acid-attack survivors and significantly contributed towards the awareness around the sale of acid and acid attacks in India.

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  • Ritu Dewan

    India

    Prof. Ritu Dewan is the Vice President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Visiting Professor at
    the Institute of Human Development, Executive Editor of The Leaflet.in, Trustee of The India Forum, and
    President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (2014-17).

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  • Rohini Ramanathan

    India

    Rohini is an internationally acclaimed radio personality. Radio gets her heart beating while her romance for the stage sees her host audiences on red carpets and stages alike.

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  • Roopa Purushothaman

    India

    Roopa Purushothaman is the chief economist and head of policy advocacy at the Tata Group, and the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute.

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  • Rupangi Sharma

    India

    Rupangi is an author, editor and an educationist. Her debut novel, slated to release shortly, is about female foeticide.

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  • Salil Tripathi

    England

    Salil is the Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International and senior adviser at the Institute for Human Rights and Business. His awards include the Citibank Pan Asia Economic Journalism Award (1994), third prize at the Bastiat awards (2011) , and Red Ink Award for Human Rights Journalism (2015).

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  • Sandeep Bhushan

    India

    Sandeep is a television journalist who has worked in the industry for two decades.

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  • Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

    India

    Sangeeta is a Delhi-based journalist who covers the North-east for the news website ‘The Wire’.

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