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

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  • Gurmehar Kaur

    Author & Social Activist, India

    Gurmehar Kaur, author of ‘Small Acts of Freedom’ and ‘The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics’, is also a social activist and an ambassador for Digital Peace Now

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  • Harnidh Kaur

    Poet, India

    Harnidh Kaur is a startup operator, poet and social commentator based in Mumbai.

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  • Harsh Mariwala

    Entrepreneur, India

    Harsh Mariwala is a prominent Indian business personality. He is a recipient of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the year award 2020 for India.  He has  established innovation and entrepreneurial foundations and a health initiative which has a philanthropic aim.

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  • Heather Morris

    Author, Australia

    Heather Morris is an international best-selling author of historical fiction, known especially for her themes of  survival, resilience and hope, such as in her debut novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz and her non-fiction collection Stories of Hope, based on the life of an Australian businessman who was a Holocaust survivor. 

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  • Hemant Divate

    Poet, India

    Hemant Divate is a Marathi poet, editor, publisher, translator and a poetry activist. His poems have been translated into more than 30 international languages. He has a book each in Spanish, Irish, Arabic, German and Estonian, apart from five in English.

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  • Hilary Leichter

    Professor & Author, USA

    Hilary Leichter teaches fiction at Columbia University. Her novel Temporary which examines the vagaries of the gig economy,  has been nominated for several awards.

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  • Hindol Sengupta

    Author, Journalist & Historian, India

    Dr. Hindol Sengupta is an award-winning author of nine books on India covering religion, business, fashion, ideologies, civics, and eminent public personalities. He has been a senior journalist with leading publications and broadcasters in India.

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  • Hrishi K

    Radio & Podcast Host, India

    Hrishi K is a multiple award winning radio host. He is producer and presenter on India’s biggest breakfast radio show on 94.3 RadioOne, and Podcast creator and anchor on the online platforms ‘’ and HT Smartcast. His podcast The HrishiKay Sessions is featured on all major streaming platforms.

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  • Indra Nooyi

    Corporate Leader, USA

    Indra Nooyi was CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2019. She has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour and the U.S. State Department’s award for Outstanding American by Choice. 

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  • Irwin Allan Sealy

    Author, India

    Irwin Allan Sealy is one of India’s best known novelists. He is also a poet and author of travel books. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian honour of the Government of India, and is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, a literary honour  conferred by the Indian Academy of Letters. 

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  • Janaki Sabesh

    Actor, Storyteller & Author, India

    Janaki Sabesh is an actor who has appeared in several South  Indian language films. She is the founder of Golpo Tales Unlimited, a story telling initiative for all ages. She works extensively with children’s publishers and has published a picture book for children. 

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  • Jane Borges

    Journalist & Author, India

    Jane Borges is a Mumbai-based journalist, who writes on books, heritage and urban planning, and the author of the novel Bombay Balchão.

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  • Jayashree Hari Joshi

    Author, Poet & Translator, India

    Jayashree Joshi is an essayist , author, poet, and translator who is proficient in Marathi, German, English, Hindi, Sanskrit.

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  • Jerry Pinto

    Author, India

    Jerry Pinto is an award-winning writer, editor and translator.

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  • Jonathan Drori

    Environmentalist & Author, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Drori CBE is Trustee of The Eden Project, Ambassador for the WWF and author of Around the World in 80 Trees which has been translated into 19 languages since its publication in 2018. In 2021 he published Around the World in 80 Plants. He has also had a distinguished career with  the BBC. 

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  • Kalpana Dudhal

    Poet, India

    Kalpana Dudhal is an award winning poet in Marathi. Her books are taught in the syllabi of many universities in Maharashtra. 

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  • Karan Mahajan

    Author & Professor, USA

    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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  • Karthika VK

    Publisher, India

    Karthika VK is Publisher, Westland Publications Pvt Ltd.

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