Mumbai, Nov 1 : Counted among the oldest homegrown literature festivals of India, Tata Literature Live, which will host its tenth edition in Mumbai this month, has a stellar line-up of writers and thinkers including William Dalrymple, Jerry Pinto and Lisa Ray.
Among the speakers are Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Monica Ali, Mary Robinson, AC Grayling, Shanta Gokhale, Perumal Murugan, K Satchidanandan, Swami Agnivesh, Yashwant Sinha, Shubha Mudgal and Vishal Bhardwaj, the organisers said.
The festival, founded by writer Anil Dharker, who is also planning a two-day "Little Festival", will be held comprising performances and workshops for children of municipal and NGO-assisted schools in the age group 7-12. Another first will be the Open Air Plaza, with food stalls and interesting kiosks at the NCPA.
According to the organisers, it records a footfall of 40,000.
"We have extended our horizons from literature and poetry to rigorous thinking and debate across fields -- philosophy, science, mathematics, politics, media, social norms and more. From teenagers to octogenarians, I have seen them pack our venues and I am delighted that each year we have been able to offer a variety of programming which appeals to the widest possible range of ages, thoughts and interests," Dharker said.
Festival website www.tatalitlive.in