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 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.More Info
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.More Info
Inauguration of Tata Literature Live! 2021
followed by Amitav Ghosh in conversation with Hrishi K
Amy K. Blakemore, Christina Sweeney-Baird
Chair: Peter Griffin
Planting a green thought
Jonathan Drori, Pradip Krishen
Chair: Suprabha Seshan