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

Literature Unmasked

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Under Siege In Paradise

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm IST

In a gripping memoir of growing up in the beautiful, yet battle-scarred, city of Srinagar Farah Bashir sheds light on the impact the Kashmir conflict had on girls, women and their families. From dealing with period pains to teenage infatuation and secretly listening to pop music the author discusses what it felt like to suddenly be thrown into a state of fear and anxiety.


Farah Bashir

Farah Bashir was born and raised in Kashmir. Her acclaimed first book Rumours of Spring was published in 2021. 

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Leela Jacinto

Award-winning journalist Leela Jacinto is a senior editor and international news commentator at France 24. She has reported from conflict and post-conflict zones in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the Sahel. She worked in Mumbai and New York before moving to Paris. 

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Books In The Session

Rumours Of Spring

  • Farah Bashir


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