Mihir has just set off for India where he is to be one of the guest speakers at the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters a celebration of Indian, Malayalam and World Literature @mbifl2018 from 2-4 February in Thriuvananthapuram, Southern India.  He will be interviewing the distinguished politician Dr Shashi Tharoor about his forthcoming book ‘Why I am a Hindu?’ and he will also be talking on ‘Good  game, bad game’ On money, racism and doping in sports.

Thiruvananthapuram is gearing up for one of the largest and most significant literary festivals in the country. It will bring together over 100 international and Indian writers, speakers and performers at the Kanakakkunnu Palace. The 3-day Festival of Letters will tap into Kerala’s great wealth of talent, helping the young and the aspiring writers rub shoulders with the masters. Mihir will join writers and speakers from over 10 countries will participate in the event.

The main attractions will be high-profile conversations, choreographed reading sessions, augmented reality sessions and impromptu performances, workshops by photojournalist Raghu Rai and an exploration of traditional Kerala cuisine. Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters is a celebration of India’s inherited syncretic culture and an initiative to take forward the legacy of literature, words and its potency. See the website for full details


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