The Hindu's literary festival, Lit For Life, celebrates free speech and expression by bringing together leading writers, speakers and thinkers from India and across the world. The idea is to connect literature to the masses by exploring fiction, non-fiction, politics, history, the arts, cinema, regional literature, children's writing — in fact, all genres that celebrate ideas.
Begun in 2010, the festival started as a one-day show and has burgeoned into a three-day bonanza of debates, lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The festival also honours writers with The Hindu Prize for fiction and non-fiction and The Hindu Young World Goodbooks Award for children's writing and illustration.
In 2021, for the first time, The Hindu Lit for Life went online with some of the greatest storytellers and thinkers of our time leveraging the power of words to cherish the old and embrace a brave new world.