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

Virtual Festival
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Words Of Inspiration

  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST

It is quite a universal instinct, when reading a book, listening to music, or looking at a painting, to wonder what experience in the artiste’s life inspired that work. Many established authors credit their literary inspiration to a novelist or poet – classic, contemporary, in between – read in childhood or early adulthood that sparked the realisation that this is what they too, are meant to do. The story of inspiration can be as gripping as the work it inspired. Listen to successful authors revealing their literary coups de foudre.


Session presented by Title Waves


Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several bestsellers; The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, and a New York Times bestselling crime thriller with James Patterson. He has been included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and is a Crossword Popular Choice Award winner.

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Cauvery Madhavan

Cauvery Madhavan is an author and writer. She lives in Ireland where she moved to from India.

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Ira Mukhoty

Ira Mukhoty is the author of Akbar: The Great Mughal; Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire; and Heroines: Powerful Indian Women in Myth and History.

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Taran Khan

Taran N. Khan’s works have been  widely published in India and internationally, including in Guernica, Al Jazeera, the Caravan and Himal Southasian.

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Rehana Munir

Rehana Munir is an independent writer on culture and lifestyle, she has a weekly humour column in HT Brunch, and a cinema column in Arts Illustrated magazine.

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  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
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From The Particular To The Universal.
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  • Thursday, 19th Nov
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