Book Launch : Clouds by Chandrahas Choudhury’s

The next Literature Live! Evening explores many new avenues. To start with, the venue is the glittering Royal Opera House, where we collaborate with Avid Learning to release Chandrahas Choudhury’s Clouds, a quintessentially Bombay novel which all of us can relate to. Launching the book will be India’s premier theatre actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will […]

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Book Launch : On Form by Mike Brearley

The year`s second Literature Live! Evening promises to be as interesting as the first : We are launching legendary English Cricket Captain Mike Brearley`s new book On Form. Those who know their cricket will remember that Brearley motivated the English team to play at its very best, and this may have had something to do with the fact that […]

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Book Launch: Zakir Hussain – A Life In Music

If anyone deserves to be called Ustad, it`s surely Zakir Hussain, the musician who has raised the tabla to the rarefied status of a solo instrument. Come and listen to him — not perform, but speak — about music on the occasion of the launch of the book Zakir Hussain, A Life in Music which is in the […]

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Book Launch : The Way I See It – A Gauri Lankesh Reader : Edited by Chandan Gowda

On December 22 at 5.30 PM, Literature Live! Evenings will move for the first time to the Mumbai Press Club. This is on Mahapalika Marg, just before VT Station. The author will, sadly, not be with us. That`s because Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in September by unknown assailants outside her home in Bengaluru, killed […]

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A Celebration of Flow : India Through Water

  On December 20 at 6.30 PM at NCPA`s Little Theatre, we celebrate naturalist-writer-photographer Sanjoy Monga`s strikingly handsome Flow: India Through Water. Its theme is expressed in this simple, yet profound line — ‘water is so vital to us that its flow will determine the direction future human societies will take.’

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Book Launch : Three Thousand Stitches by Sudha Murthy

  Someone once asked Sudha, “How is it that you come across so many interesting stories?” She replied, “So does everyone. But I listen, and I write.” We are releasing her latest book, Three Thousand Stitches, at NCPA`s Little  Theatre on Wednesday, October 11, at 6.30 PM, after which she will be in conversation with me. This time, […]

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Talk : “The City in Books” by Rahul Mehrotra

  Literature Live and Tata Trusts in association with NCPA Mumbai invite you to a talk by Rahul Mehrotra on “The City in Books : Collaborations, Research & Advocacy”. Followed by a conversation with Anil Dharker. Seating on a first come, first served basis.

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Book Launch : The Curious Marketer by Harish Bhat

  The next Literature Live! Evening features Tata Son`s Brand Custodian, Harish Bhat, whose book is called The Curious Marketer. Now ‘curious’ could mean either ‘eager to know or learn’, or it could mean ‘strange, unusual.’ Which curious does Harish mean? Or is it both? I am — what`s the word? — curious to know. […]

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Book Launch : The Lovers by Amitava Kumar

The next Literature Live! Evening promises to be a wonderful one for lovers of literature and the novel. It features Amitava Kumar, the Helen D Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College,which as you know, is one of America’s finest. His new novel, ‘The Lovers’, which we are launching at the event, has received rave […]

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10th Anniversary Celebration : India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

The next Literature Live! Evening features a very special book, historian Ramchandra Guha`s seminal book, India After Gandhi, now being reissued in a special tenth anniversary edition. Its subtitle, ‘The History of the World`s Largest Democracy’ is more than apt, such is the book`s scope. The author will be in conversation with Naresh Fernandes, Founding […]

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Book Launch – Indira : India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister by Sagarika Ghose

As you know, this is the centenary year of Indira Gandhi`s birth, so we can expect quite a few books on India`s former Prime Minister. One of the first to come out is TV anchor and newspaper columnist, Sagarika Ghose`s Indira: India`s Most Powerful Prime Minister. The book will be released at a Literature Live! […]

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