MyStory Winner 1

Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: Bone Deep

The pyre smolders wetly under the tin shed, from which grey afternoon rain still drips; echoing a family’s grief. sifting through grandmother’s still-warm ashes, my fingers taste the wood-smoke and sour-milk scent of funeral rites; i blindly grope for the largest shards of bone, to fill the clay urn with the remains of a life. […]

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Beyond The Frame: Homesick

It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a level that one might get a stroke just by poking his head out of the window for a few minutes. But a weekday it was and one had to go about his usual routine. Amidst […]

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MyStory Winner 2

Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: Smoke

It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a level that one might get a stroke just by poking his head out of the window for a few minutes. But a weekday it was and one had to go about his usual routine. Amidst […]

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Lit around the world

Literature Around the World in 2015!

2015: The Year in Literature  There’s no denying it. It’s been a busy year in the world of literature, and it isn’t even over yet. The United States alone published more than 300,000 new titles and re-editions this year. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of other books hit the shelf for the first time. Some of […]

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Alanna Mitchell

TATA Literature Live! 2015 Q&A with Alanna Mitchell

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author, who writes about science and social trends. Her most recent full-length book, Sea Sick:The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international best seller that won the prestigious US-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism. Literature Live!:  Why the fascination with ocean life? Alanna Mitchell: Because the ocean contains what scientists call […]

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arshia

TATA Literature Live! 2014 Q&A with Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her translations of the Sanskrit texts Kathasaritsagara (1993) and Valmiki’s Ramayana (1996) have been published by Penguin Books. More recently, Penguin also published her collection of essays on the Ramayana, “Lost Loves: Exploring Rama’s Anguish” (short-listed for the […]

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First Blog

The 6th Annual Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

Two venues: NCPA, Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu. Germaine Greer, Vikram Seth, Kiran Nagarkar and over 120 celebrated writers and thinkers from across the worl. Presenting seven literary awards. Media registrations open today. Entry is free. The Author Galaxy Vikram Seth Germaine Greer Guillermo Martinez Ofir Touche Gafla, Jon Turney Nick Davies Hussain Zaidi […]

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