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

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Adil Jussawalla

Poet, India

Born in Mumbai in 1940, Adil Jussawalla is the author of six books of poems. His book Trying to Say Goodbye was honoured with a Sahitya Akademi Award. Selections of his prose have appeared in three books, the latest one being The Magic Hand of Chance. He has worked as a language teacher, a lecturer in English Literature at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and has been Book Reviews Editor at several newspapers and magazines. After studying and working in England from 1957 to 1969, he returned to Mumbai in 1970, and has lived there since.


Tata Literature Live! 2021 Poet Laureate

  • 20th November
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Presentation to Adil Jussawalla, followed by a reading of specially composed tribute poems, and a conversation between the Poet Laureate and Arundhathi Subramanian.

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