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

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Survival Of The Friendliest

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm IST

Rutger Bregman believes in humanity. He thinks people are fundamentally good, and left to their instincts will more often be co-operative than harmful to each other. Drawing on sources in history, archeology, economics, anthropology, he presents an optimistic world view and urges that people should be dreaming of a better future, should embrace change, and not be mired in the fears of the past. He will discuss this premise as argued in his new book Humankind: A Hopeful History.


Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman  is a historian and author. He writes extensively on history, philosophy, and economics. His books Humankind and Utopia for Realists were both international bestsellers and have been translated into more than 40 languages

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George Jose

George Jose is Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology in New York University, Abu Dhabi. He has directed programs in the field of arts and culture for international and regional organizations and has taught in architecture, design, and management institutes

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Books In The Session

Humankind : A Hopeful History

  • Rutger Bregman


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