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

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Arundhathi Subramaniam

Poet, India

Arundhathi Subramaniam is a leading  Indian poet and author of thirteen books of poetry and prose. Shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2015, she is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, the inaugural Khushwant Singh Prize, the Raza Award for Poetry, the Il Ceppo Award in Italy, the Mystic Kalinga Award, the Zee Women’s Award for Literature, and the Homi Bhabha and Charles Wallace fellowships, among others. Widely translated and anthologized, her most recent works include Women Who Wear Only Themselves a book of conversations with female spiritual travellers; and a book of poetry, Love Without a Story.


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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  • 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…

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  • Ali Abdollahi

    Poet & Translator, Germany

    Ali Abdollahi, prolific poet and translator,  was born in Birjand, Iran. He has published seven collections of poetry,  translated more than ninety books on literature and philosophy, and written…

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  • Amy K. Blakemore

    Poet & Novelist, United Kingdom

    A K Blakemore is a novelist and poet from London. Her poetry collection Fondue published in 2018  won the Ledbury Forte Prize for best second collection, and her debut…

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  • Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

    Poet, India

    Arvind Krishna Mehrotra is one of India’s leading poets. His most recent book is The Book of Indian Essays: Two Hundred Years of English Prose an edited volume. He…

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