The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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For the Love of the Word: The Anil Dharker Session – The Writer’s Conscience

  • Thursday, 18th Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

The rampant signs of global degradation are a clear indication we are paying the price of adopting a mechanistic vision of the planet as a passive resource. Amitav Ghosh, who bridges the world of fiction and non-fiction, explains why he finds it imperative to be mindful of the potential ecological apocalypse in his writing.


Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is a multiple award winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has raised environmental and climate change issues in his more recent works. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest national honours, and was the the first English-language writer to receive the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honour. His books have been translated into 30 languages.

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Hrishi K

Hrishi K is a multiple award winning radio host. He is producer and presenter on India’s biggest breakfast radio show on 94.3 RadioOne, and Podcast creator and anchor on the online platforms ‘’ and HT Smartcast. His podcast The HrishiKay Sessions is featured on all major streaming platforms.

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Books In The Session

The Nutmeg's Curse

  • Amitav Ghosh


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