Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest 2020

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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

Literature Live! 360 @ Campus


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

Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Sophia College


Rock Babas and other stories by Ameya Prabhu

Monday, 08th March 2021

Virtual Event

Author’s Lounge

Reflections : The Age Of Wisdom

By Anil Dharker

New Year celebrations, to borrow a phrase, are the triumph of hope over experience. W

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Reflections : Sleight Of Hand

By Anil Dharker

Picture yourself sitting in the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre listening to the Symphony Orchestra of India. Better still, imagine being in one of the uncomfortable seats of Wiener Musikverein watching musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic seemingly jousting with each other on a small stage as the bow arms of the left-handed and righthanded strings clash.

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US Will Emerge from Polls Torn & Bleeding: Why India Stands Warned

By Shashi Tharoor

“In India & US, it is our toxic domestic politics that has undermined our credibility,” writes Dr Shashi Tharoor.

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