Mumbai’s forthcoming Literature Festival will showcase a range of great works and not just those produced in India.

Travellers taking flights to Mumbai could be interested to hear that the city’s forthcoming Literature Festival will offer a wide range of work from writers across south Asia.

This weekend, the first Mumbai Fully Booked event is taking place between December 2nd and 4th 2011, with associate festival director Namita Devidayal telling that it will take influence from other countries in the region.

“It’s a crossover festival focused on south Asia, curated in a way that brings people together from different fields via books,” Mr Devidayal said.

There will be a wide range of talks taking place across the weekend, with the director suggesting that a discussion between Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif discussing his new book Our Lady of Alice Bhatti with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be one of the highlights.

Some travellers who have taken flights to Mumbai may have been among those who were delighted when a flashmob recently staged a dance routine in the city’s main railway station.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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