Anil Dharker is the Founder and Director of the Mumbai International Literary Festival. He has been Editor of India`s oldest magazine, The Illustrated Weekly of India, as well as of newspapers like The Independent and Mid-day. He is the author of 6 books which includes a book on Mahatma Gandhi`s Dandi March, an anthology, a book on television and a biography of industrialist O P Jindal. He headed the National Film Development Corporation where he enabled the then young film-makers like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Govind Nihalani, Saeed Mirza, Kundan Shah, Aparna Sen, Gautam Ghosh and Ketan Mehta to make their first films.

Books

The Romance of Salt

Sorry, Not Ready: Television in the Time of PMdarshan

Possible Dream: The Story of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon

Icons: Men & Women Who Shaped Modern India

Sessions

The cities in our head: Bombay. Calcutta, New York, London and Delhi as literary characters. A discussion 3 Feb, 6 PM- 7PM

The Big Conflict: Local culture Vs Global Cities 4 Feb, 10.45 AM- 11.30 AM