Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a noted script writer, lyricist and poet who belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers. A respected social commentator and activist, Akhtar is a former Member of Parliament. He was the leading force behind the recently passed Copyright Amendment bill that restores dignity to lyrics and music composers.



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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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