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

Literature Unmasked

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
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Wide Angle

  • Sunday, 21st Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm IST

First-time novelists often get advice to write what they know. Two young Indian American novelists who have evoked a range of social worlds and used a variety of storytelling techniques reflect on whether their hybrid identity has fuelled their literary adventurousness. They discuss the role of personal experience, research and the imagination in depicting different sub-cultures.


Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan is an award winning author. He was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. He teaches at Brown University.

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Sanjena Sathian

Sanjena Sathian has worked as a journalist in San Francisco and Mumbai. Her debut novel Gold Diggers, published in 2021, is being adapted into a television series.

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Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah is a writer and editor based in New Delhi. She writes on a wide range of subjects including literature, language, the arts, the city,  travel and food and drink, for numerous publications. 

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Books In The Session

Gold Diggers

  • Sanjena Sathian

The Association Of Small Bombs

  • Karan Mahajan


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