For the love of literature
Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you about the perfect weekend treat for those who love the written word...
Are you the sort of person who thinks the perfect weekend includes diving into a new book? Tata Literature
Live! Mumbai’s second edition of the LitFest will provide you with the opportunity to meet a plethora of acclaimed writers, both Indian as well as international, and give you a chance to delve into a world of poetry and prose.
From The World is Flat author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee who recently won the Pulitzer for his biography of cancer, to novelists Shobhaa De, Chetan Bhagat and William Dalrymple — the fest promises to be entertaining and eye opening.
“The overwhelming response and participation received from Mumbaikars, last year was truly enthusiastic. It was clear from a widely expressed wish for more such events that Literature Live! was answering a long felt need,” says Anil Dharker, Festival Director, Literature Live! He adds, “Well-known writers, both international and domestic, have been invited and all four verticals (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays) of literature will be represented. Each session will aim to be lively, erudite without being academic and engage the audience."
The sponsors are Tata group supported by Landmark, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Capital. Atul Agrawal, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Tata Services tells us, “The festival is a wonderful and unique platform for promoting and nurturing the love of literature and writing. Tata group is happy to be associated with this literary fest as a prestigious event which has gained popularity with the folks of the city.”
There will also be books released there including David Davidar’s novel, Ithaca; Vikram Seth’s latest book of poetry, The Rivered Earth; Nihal Singh's memoirs, Ink In My Veins; Sir Mark Tully’s Non-Stop India; and C Y Gopinath's The Book of Answers.
With performances, talks, awards and discussions, you can’t miss out on the festival.
When Up to November 6
Where NCPA, Nariman Point