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

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Tata Literature Live! 2021 Poet Laureate

  • Saturday, 20th Nov
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm IST

Poetry is the earliest and most quintessential form of literary expression. To recognise the importance of poetry in the world of literature, the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest names a Poet Laureate for the Festival each year.
This year’s Poet Laureate is Adil Jussawalla, one of India’s most eminent and influential poets in English. He is a renowned for his many-layered, insightful poetry and the historical breadth and sweep of his compositions.
Previous Poet Laureates of the Litfest include Javed Akhtar, K. Satchidanandan, Jayanta Mahapatra, Gulzar, Keki Daruwalla, Vikram Seth, Joy Goswami.


Adil Jussawalla

Adil Jussawalla is one of India’s leading poets. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit. 

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Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi Subramaniam is a multi-award winning poet, whose work has  been widely translated and anthologized.  She is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, a literary honour which India’s National Academy of Letters confers on writers of outstanding merit. 

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Books In The Session


  • Adil Jussawalla

Gulestan - a poem

  • Adil Jussawalla

I Dreamt a Horse Fell from the Sky

  • Adil Jussawalla

Land's End

  • Adil Jussawalla

The Right Kind Of Dog

  • Adil Jussawalla


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