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

Literature Unmasked

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Tree’s Company

  • Thursday, 18th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm IST

Plant life, trees, greenery, form the very sustenance of the earth. They frame light and nurture water. Where there are plants and trees there is the oxygen of nature – forests, rain, flora, fauna, and countless interconnected systems and living creatures from the largest to the tiniest. The protection and incrementation of trees and plants is essential to the organic survival of the earth, including the human species. In our arrogance we forget that nature can live without us, but we cannot live without nature.


Jonathan Drori

Jonathan Drori CBE is Trustee of The Eden Project, Ambassador for the WWF and author of Around the World in 80 Trees which has been translated into 19 languages since its publication in 2018. In 2021 he published Around the World in 80 Plants. He has also had a distinguished career with  the BBC. 

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Pradip Krishen

Pradip Krishen is a leading environmentalist and habitat expert, noted for his restoration of degraded land with native plants. He has published field guides on the trees of Delhi and the jungle trees of Central India. 

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Suprabha Seshan

Suprabha Seshan is a rainforest conservationist and environmental educator.  She lives and works in the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, a forest garden and conservation centre in Wayanad, Kerala. She is a winner of the Whitley award, the UK’s top environment prize also known as the Green Oscars.

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Books In The Session

Around The World In 80 Plants

  • Jonathan Drori

Around The World In 80 Trees

  • Jonathan Drori

Jungle Trees of Central India: A Field Guide for Tree Spotters

  • Pradip Krishen

Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide

  • Pradip Krishen


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