November 1, 2013 By

Fourth edition of Mumbai literary fest announced

Mumbai-Lit-Live-2013The Tata group and Literature Live have announced the 2013 edition of Mumbai’s premier literary festival. It was announced on Wednesday, Nov 2013, and will take place from November 14 to 17 at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. The festival’s various events will be spread across the NCPA’s Tata, Experimental, Godrej and Little theatres as well as the outdoor Sunken Garden. Over 120 writers and thinkers from all over the world are expected to participate in the lit fest which will comprise  panel discussions, book launches and conversations between eminent authors, publishers and literary agents, poetry readings, plays, engrossing talks and lectures by eminent experts.

Well-known writers and thinkers who would be participating this year are Ashley Tellis, advisor to American Presidents, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre of England, John Coates, neuroscientist from Cambridge University, Mariane Pearl, author of The Mighty Heart, renowned scientists Jayant Narlikar and Kumar Chitre, Charles Correa, Lord Meghnad Desai and former chairman of Microsoft India, Ravi Venkatesan.

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. There will also be an exhibition of unique cricket memorabilia by Boria Majumdar to coincide with Sachin Tendulkar’s participation in his career’s 200th and last Test match.

In four years since its launch, the fest has gained much momentum by becoming a platform for writers all over the world to connect and share with their readers and peers.


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