The most anticipated literature event of the year has finally arrived! Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest – is back in full swing for its 11th year, all in a virtual format.  The week-long schedule started on Monday, 16th and will go on till Sunday, 22nd November 2020. The fest will include Indian & International speakers from around the world taking part in a host of conversations, panel discussions, debates, performances and other special events – all celebrating literature.

The festival will host over 80 sessions with over 150 writers, poets, intellectuals and opinion leaders which is free to attend for all without any registration. Tune into Tata Literature Live’s website and YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more details.

The Little Festival:

This year, the festival also announces the 2nd edition of #TheLittleFestival, a 2-day lineup of sessions exclusively for children packed with Indian & international children’s authors & storytellers on the 17th & 18th of November.


November 18, 202010:30 am – 11:00 amGrandparents’ Bag of Stories : An Inheritance of TalesAward-winning author Sudha Murty delights  young audiences with her new collection of tales, ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’ talking with Naima Minwalla.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 202010:45 am – 11:15 amA Character Sketch : Discovering Mumbai’s Marvellous MixRun through some fun stories of the city’s different people, monuments, animals and trees with Miel Sahgal & Pereena Lamba.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 202011:15 am – 11:45 amMy Aunt The Ant: Wildlife Tales of Creatures That Behave Like Humans.Ranjit Lal, the teller of wildlife tales regales you with stories of creatures that remind you of your family and friends.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 202011:30 am – 12:00 pmPlanet Saviours: Eco Champions Of The WorldBijal Vachharajani & Radha Rangarajan tell stories on some of our champions who are saving our planet.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 202012.00 pm – 12.45 pmStory-Board : Read A Story, Create A Game (Workshop).Join Lopamudra Mohanty and hone your creative skill in making board games of your  favourite characters.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 202012:15 pm – 12:45 pmA Lark In The Dark : Telling Stories Through Shadow PuppetsA backstage tour with I Made Sidia and Peter Wilson where children discover the magic of shadow puppetry.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 20202:00 pm – 2:30 pmMap Your Characters: Ideas On How Stories Create WorldsAuthor Kiran Milwood Hargrave invites readers to share her ideas on how to build worlds from characters and characters from worlds. Expect island-building, name-picking, map-making.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 20202:45 pm – 3:15 pmBirdie Dance : Mudras Show The StoryLearn the art of visual storytelling through dance and music with Swapnokalpa  Dasgupta as she brings the story of birds to life.YouTubeFacebook, Instagram and Twitter
November 18, 20205.15 – 6.15 pmLiterary: Living A Little, Meaning A LotFrom The Particular To The Universal.

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Karthika VK.

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November 18, 20206:30 pm – 7:30 pmLiterary: Words Of InspirationBooks That Made Me A Writer.

A panel discussion with Ashwin Sanghi, Cauvery Madhavan, Ira Mukhoty, Taran Khan with Rehana Munir as the chair.

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November 18, 20207:45 pm – 8:45 pmArts: The Play’s The ThingSpeaking truth to power as a dramatist.

Sir David Hare in conversation with Anahita Uberoi.

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November 18, 20209:00 pm – 10:00pmPolitical and Current Affairs: America DecidesWhat the election result means for the US and the world.

A panel discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara, Nathan Robinson, Seema Sirohi and Vishnu Som as the chair.

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