The tenth edition of Mumbai’s largest international literary festival, Tata Literature Live!, kicks off on Thursday, November 14 and runs until Saturday, November 17. Held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Prithvi Theatre and St Pauls Institute, this edition will feature panel discussions, debates, book launches, awards and workshops. Over 100 participants from India and around the world will come together to discuss art, literature and culture. A new addition to the festival this year is The Little Festival, which will consist of workshops to encourage reading and writing among children, especially from underprivileged backgrounds.
This year’s line-up consists of a host of notable authors, poets, businessmen, artists, journalists, professors, graphic novelists and performers from India and abroad. Author William Dalrymple; author and MP Shashi Tharoor (pictured above); British philosopher AC Grayling; American writer Tracy Chevalier; British-Bangladeshi writer Monica Ali; Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal; writer Perumal Murugan; Indian film director, writer, composer and producer Vishal Bhardwaj; Kannada poet, columnist and playwright Jayant Kaikini; British writer Alexander McCall Smith; Afghan author, journalist and LGBTQIA rights campaigner Nemat Sadat; writer Arshia Sattar; former head of McKinsey, Rajat Gupta; award-winning Israeli writer and co-founder of Israel’s largest creative writing school, Sadnaot Habait, Eshkol Nevo; and Indian actor and director, Pankaj Kapur are among the speakers. For the complete schedule, see here.