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[Theatre] Watching You by Bettina Gracias

  Literature Live! goes to the theatre! Those of you who attend the annual Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest, will be aware of the Sultan Padamsee Awards which are presented during the festival to the best new play scripts. The award attracts entries from all over the world, entries notable not just for their quantity, but quality too. […]

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[Book Launch] Awakening Bharat Mata by Swapan Dasgupta

  The essence of a democracy is that a range of political views from the Left to the Right can co-exist and engage in civilised discussion to understand each other’s viewpoints. Unfortunately, this is not the case in our country where a cacophony of voices drown out sensible debate. In this scenario, we don’t get […]

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Raj Kamal Jha

[Book Launch] The City and the Sea by Raj Kamal Jha

  The next Literature Live! Evening features the launch of a novel described by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen as “A book you must read.” The City and the Sea takes off from the night of a horrific rape in Delhi, leaving behind ‘the story that was’, to set out in search of ‘a story that could have been’ in […]

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Manu Pillai

[Book Launch] The Courtesan, The Mahatma & The Italian Brahmin by Manu Pillai

The next Literature Live! Evening features the Yuva Sahitya Akademi winner Manu Pillai. His new book which will be launched at the event, has the intriguing title, The Courtesan, The Mahatma & The Italian Brahmin. What is it about? You have to come to G5A on Wednesday, June 26 at 6.30 PM to find out. For those of you who haven`t yet been […]

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Gun Island

[Book Launch] Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh

  Literature Live! will launch Amitav Ghosh‘s much anticipated new novel, Gun Island on Monday, June 17, at 6.30 pm at Royal Opera House. Gun Island has as diverse a cast of characters as you can imagine, from a Brooklyn–based dealer in rare books to a king cobra in Kolkata. This is a story about a world in which creatures and […]

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[Book Launch] The Lives of Freda by Andrew Whitehead

  Now that our elections are drawing to a close, Literature Live! Evenings move away from poll-related books to something completely different. Andrew Whitehead, the former BBC India correspondent and BBC News presenter, has written a biography of Freda Houlston Bedi. Hers is a fascinating life: after marrying a handsome young Sikh in Oxford in 1933, this Englishwoman […]

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Every Vote Counts

[Book Launch] Democracy On The Road by Ruchir Sharma

The next Literature Live! Evening launches a book which was 20 years in the making. Ruchir Sharma, New York Times best-selling author, followed elections across every major state of the country over the last two decades, his journeys adding up to a full lap around the earth! The resulting book, Democracy on the Road, takes […]

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[Book Launch] Every Vote Counts: The Story of India’s Elections by Navin Chawla

The Election Commission has come in for a lot of flak recently for its spineless handling of incendiary and provocative speeches made by powerful politicians. It wasn’t always so: there was a time, starting from the first CEC, TN Seshan, when politicians feared the EC’s wrath if they stepped out of line. Why have things […]

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[Book Launch] The Heartfulness Way by Kamlesh Patel & Joshua Pollock And Designing Destiny by Daaji Kamlesh Patel

  Have you heard of ‘Heartfulness’? Here`s your chance to know more about the concept when Literature Live! launches The Heartfulness Way by Kamlesh Patel and Joshua Pollock on Monday, May 6 at 6.30 PM at Crossword Bookstore, Kemp`s Corner. At the same event, we will also launch Designing Destiny by Daaji Kamlesh Patel. It`s an intriguing title because conventional wisdom says destiny is […]

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[Film Screening] Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art and Times of Kaifi Azmi.

  To celebrate the centenary of legendary poet and lyricist, Kaifi Azmi, we will be screening Sumantra Ghosal`s wonderful film Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art and Times of Kaifi Azmi. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the film maker, Shabana Azmi and me. At NCPA`s Experimental Theatre on Tuesday, April 30 […]

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Prannoy Roy

[Book Launch] The Verdict by Prannoy Roy & Dorab Sopariwala

  Welcome to another exciting Literature Live! Evening when we launch a really topical book by the country’s leading psephologists Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala. Aptly titled THE VERDICT, it’s their attempt to decode India’s elections. I will be in conversation with them at Crossword Book Store at Kemp’s Corner on Wednesday, April 24 at 6.30 PM. […]

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