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

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  • Abhinav Chandrachud

    Advocate, India

    Abhinav Chandrachud is an advocate who practices at the Bombay High Court. He is the author of several books, including relating to the Indian Constitution, and writes for leading Indian newspapers. He is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law Schools.

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  • Abodh Aras

    Animal Protection Activist, India

    Abodh Aras is the Chief Executive Officer of The Welfare Of Stray Dogs (WSD). His passion for street animals and their rights led him to quit the corporate sector and join WSD. 


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  • Adil Jussawalla

    Poet, India

    Adil Jussawalla is one of India’s leading poets. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit. 

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  • Ali Abdollahi

    Poet & Translator, Germany

    Ali Abdollahi, prolific poet and translator, was born in Birjand, Iran. He is a gifted translator of German in which language he has also published an anthology of poems. He has published seven collections of poetry,  translated more than ninety books on literature and philosophy, and published collections of ancient Egyptian poetry, ancient Indian poetry, contemporary Japanese poetry and Lithuanian poetry.

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  • Ambi Parameswaran

    Brand Consultant & Author, India

    Ambi Parameswaran is a brand/advertising veteran with over four decades of experience, an independent brand coach and a bestselling author of ten books which cover a range of topics including advertising, branding, consumer behaviour and religiosity. 

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  • Amish

    Author, Columnist & Diplomat, India

    Amish is a celebrated author and columnist, and currently Director of The Nehru Centre in London. He is the author of nine books which have been translated into 20 languages, both Indian and international.

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  • Amitav Ghosh

    Author, India

    Amitav Ghosh is a multiple award winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has raised environmental and climate change issues in his more recent works. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest national honours, and was the the first English-language writer to receive the Jnanpith Award, India’s highest literary honour. His books have been translated into 30 languages.

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  • Amy K. Blakemore

    Poet & Novelist, United Kingdom

    Amy K Blakemore is a widely published and anthologised poet based in London. Her debut novel, the prize-winning The Manningtree Witches was published in 2021.

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  • Andy Griffiths

    Author, Australia

    Andy Griffiths is an internationally reputed children’s author. He is the co-creator of the bestselling, award-winning Treehouse series which has been published in over thirty countries. 

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  • Aniruddha Bahal

    Journalist & Author, India

    Aniruddha Bahal is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cobrapost, a non-profit news website specialising in investigative journalism. 

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  • Anita Desai

    Author, India/USA

    Anita Desai is a multi-award winning author. She is a member of the Advisory Board for English of the National Assembly of Letters in Delhi and holds Fellowships at the Royal Society of Literature in London, the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and Girton College, Cambridge University.  She teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Anne Enright

    Author, Ireland

    Anne Enright is a Booker Prize winning author.  She was Ireland’s first Laureate for Fiction.

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  • Antoine Lewis

    Foodwriter & Journalist, India

    Antoine Lewis is a Food & Wine writer with  expertise in the histories and cultural practices that shape what people eat and why. He is a regular contributor to a variety of national and international newspapers, magazines and websites. 

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  • Anuradha Jagalur

    Teacher & Translator, India

    Anuradha Jagalur has a masters degree in physics and is a teacher. She has published articles in Kannada and translated between Kannada and English. 

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  • Anuvab Pal

    Author and Comedian, India

    Anubhav Pal is a leading comedian whose shows feature on several international platforms. His stand up performance for the BBC titled Empire,  has been seen by 6 million people worldwide and is part of the permanent collection at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is also a scriptwriter for several Bollywood films. 

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  • Aparna Piramal Raje

    Business Writer, India

    Aparna Piramal Raje is keenly interested in exploring the intersection of business, design and leadership. She writes a popular column which looks at leadership through the joint lens of workspace design and management workstyles.

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  • Arghya Lahiri

    Author & Director, India

    Arghya Lahiri is a writer, director, lighting designer and filmmaker who works out of Mumbai, India. 

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  • Arun M Kumar

    Business Leader, India/US

    Arun M. Kumar is Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India, and the author of two published books of poetry. He served in a sub-cabinet position in the US with  the Obama Administration. 

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