Join us for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest at NCPA, November 14 to 17, 2013.
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will present all four verticals of literature — fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Each day will see engaging panel discussions; book launches and conversations between eminent authors, publishers and literary agents; poetry readings; and engrossing talks and lectures by eminent experts
Exhibition of unique cricket memorabilia by Boria Majumdar to coincide with Sachin Tendulkar’s participation in his career’s 200th and last Test match.
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. On display will be paintings and photographs from illustrious artists like Amit Ambalal, Raghu Rai, Clare Arni, Gigi Scaria and many other eminent artists.
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.
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; James Astill, Political Editor of The Economist; Sir Mark Tully; best selling writers Peter James and Vineet Nayar and very many more.
Among the performances will be: Martin Kiszko’s More Green Poems for a Blue Planet; Alyque Padamsee’s Arthur Miller: An Actor’s Godsend and Antigone: A Stage Reading. Naseeruddin Shah will present extracts from Sadat Hasan Manto’s stories. Among the plays will be a play for National Children’s Day, Mr. Jeejeeboy and the Birds; the sensation from the Edinburgh Festival, The Price of Everything; the much acclaimed Holocaust love story from Britain, The Tin Ring; The Killing of Dussasana, an incredible blend of Spanish Flamenco and Kathakali; the Mumbai premiere of an acclaimed play from Chennai, How to Skin a Giraffe and a unique show designed around music, literature and Sufi music provided by Ahmedabad’s renowned Deewana group.
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai International LitFest where Over 120 writers and thinkers from all over the world are expected to participate this year. The festival will run from “November 14 to November 17, 2013 at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai“.
The festival will be free and on a first-come, first-served basis.