The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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Reading The Game

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm IST

What could most unite a sesquipedalian, a thespian, a litterateur and a journalist? In India, obviously what else but the national obsession: cricket. Playing cricket, watching cricket, analysing cricket, and reading about cricket, a game which has lent itself to some of the most lyrical, elegant, learned, and even humourous books and writing ever published. What is it about the thwack of bat on ball that so captivates the mind and pen? Shashi Tharoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Anil Dharker and Ayaz Memon share their best loved books and authors, related to their best loved game.


Session presented by Prime Securities


Anil Dharker

Anil Dharker is a Mumbai-based writer and columnist. He is the founder and festival director of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.

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Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah is a veteran film and stage actor and director.

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Shashi Tharoor

Dr Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram and a bestselling author.

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Ayaz Memon

Ayaz Memon has been a journalist for over 40 years. He writes about sports, politics, cinema and social issues.

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