I have been attending the Tat Lit Fest since its inception but I had to miss out last year because I have not been living in Mumbai. I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to attend their 5thedition, too but then I had a stroke of good luck. The festival was going to be held during my holidays and I would definitely be able to attend this event. J
I could not attend all the events of course, but I had a great time on day 3 and 4. I wanted to go mad clicking photographs with the new friends that I made and the events that I attended but then they were distracting me from the discussions. So, I left my camera at home and carried a notebook and pen to listen to some of the most amazing speakers in the country!
We must resist any political structure that aims to tell women what they should do, how they should be
(L-R) Ben Okri, Anita Nair, Akhil Sharma and Anne
One if my favourite events in the Tata Lit fest has been their short story writing competition. One can discover so many unknown literary gems here. I enjoyed reading the winning entries thoroughly.
In the end, they had an awards ceremony and the winners were, among others, legendary Malayalam author, scriptwriter and film director, M T Vasudevan Nair, who was felicitated as the Landmark Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space
The fifth edition of Mumbai’s truly international literary festival, Tata Literature Live, brought internationally renowned writers and performances from all over the world to Mumbai. It had an invigorating line-up of debates, talks, and creative performances which not only started a vibrant exchange of ideas, but also connected with literary conversations currently happening on a broad global stage.
I definitely look forward to attending it next year 🙂