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

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  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm IST

Poetry is arguably the most vibrant contemporary literary form in Marathi today, judged by the quantity and quality of output, the range of subjects and stylistic innovations. The poems in this session reveal diverse preoccupations, from women’s issues to rural life and urban angst. They also reflect a variety of styles: some use the language of Marathi modernism, others use a regional dialect, and yet others are postmodern in tone, seamlessly incorporating words from Mumbai Hindi and English.


Hemant Divate

Hemant Divate is a Marathi poet, editor, publisher, translator and a poetry activist. His poems have been translated into more than 30 international languages. He has a book each in Spanish, Irish, Arabic, German and Estonian, apart from five in English.

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Kalpana Dudhal

Kalpana Dudhal is an award winning poet in Marathi. Her books are taught in the syllabi of many universities in Maharashtra. 

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Manya Joshi

Manya Joshi is a Marathi poet based in Mumbai. He also translates from and into Marathi, English, and Hindi.

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Pradnya Daya Pawar

Dr. Pradnya Daya Pawar is an award-winning Marathi poet, columnist and writer. Her work is political and deals with caste oppression and patriarchal exploitation in Indian society and has been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. 

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Prafull Shiledar

Prafull Shiledar is an award winning Marathi poet-translator. He has published poetry in Marathi and Hindi. He has received the Sahitya Akademi (Indian National Academy of Letters) Award for translation. 

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