Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2019

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Safdar Hashmi was a playwright and director, best known for his work with stirring political street theatre. In fact, he was killed on January 1,1989 while performing the street play, Halla Bol (Raise Your Voice!) by a gang of political goons. Three days later, his wife Moloyshree went with Hashmi’s Janam troupe to the location of the murder, and in a singular act of bravery, completed the performance.

Literature Live! will launch a book on his life, appropriately titled Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi by Sudhanva Deshpande, on Thursday, March 5 at 6.30 PM at NCPA’s Experimental Theatre. At the launch, Sameera Iyengar will be in conversation with Naseeruddin Shah, Moloyashree Hashmi and the author. There will also be a presentation of Jana Natya Manch’s classic play Machine.

Seating, as usual, is on a first come, first served basis, so do come early.

Thursday, 5th March 2020

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A Dominant Character : The Science & Politics of J.B.S Haldane : A talk by Samanth Subramanian.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Sophia College

Author’s Lounge

Pandemics And Maps

By Charles Correa Foundation

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the CCF team came across a collection of maps that spatially visualise outbreaks, and did a little research around the analytics that illustrate pandemic movements. As it turns out, there has been an effort to document pandemics since as early as the 1600s.

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Book Review: Pages of a Mind: Raja Ravi Varma — Life and Expressions

By Anil Dharker

From the depiction of heroines in Indian cinema to calendar art, a commemorative book on artist Raja Ravi Varma seeks to understand the less obvious aspects of the artist's influence, notes Anil Dharker

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This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain

By INC

The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book.

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