Do Attend the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest at NCPA, November 14 to 17, 2013.by The Daily Eye Team November 6 2013, 5:53 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 29 secs
An announcement for all avid readers in Mumbai, it’s time for 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),
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. The highlights of the festival are the following:
• 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.
The festival will be free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
More details about entry are available on:
• The festival website, www.litlive.in
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/litlive
• Twitter: @tatalitlive