The Fourth Mumbai International Literary Festival National Centre for Performing Arts, November 14 to 17, 2013

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

The Fourth Mumbai International Literary Festival

National Centre for Performing Arts, November 14 to 17, 2013

The Tata group and Literature Live! today announced the 2013 edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai International LitFest. Over 120 writers and thinkers from all over the world are expected to participate in the fourth edition of Mumbai’s premier literary festival.

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will run from November 14 to November 17, 2013 at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. The festival’s various events will be spread across the NCPA’s Tata, Experimental, Godrej and Little theatres as well as the outdoor Sunken Garden.

Among the writers and thinkers expected this year are Ashley Tellis, Advisor to American Presidents; Sir Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre of England; Nik Gowing, BBC’s ace presenter; John Coates, neuroscientist from Cambridge University; Mariane Pearl, author of The Mighty Heart; Amitava Kumar and Pankaj Mishra; renowned scientists Jayant Narlikar and Kumar Chitre; Charles Correa; Prof Rohit Deshpande from Harvard; Girish Karnad; Lord Meghnad Desai; Former Chairman of Microsoft India, Ravi Venkatesan; James Astill, Political Editor of The Economist; Sir Mark Tully; best selling writers Peter James and Vineet Nayar and very many more.

On the centenary of Tagore’s Nobel prize, Prof Sugata Bose from Harvard will launch his new translation of Gitanjali while psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar’s book, Young Tagore will also be released on the occasion.

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will present all four verticals of literature — fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. As always, they will be presented in a manner that appeals to the academic and the lay reader, the bookworm and the occasional browser, the experienced writer and the aspiring author.
This year there will be an exhibition of unique cricket memorabilia by Boria Majumdar to coincide with Sachin Tendulkar’s participation in his career’s 200th and last Test match.

An impressive line-up of acts from both India and abroad will be on offer.
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will present for the first time an art and photography exhibition which investigates the relationship between literature and art by inviting artists to create art works inspired by Khushwant Singh’s autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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