Celebrating “New India”, the third edition of the Times Lit Fest here will bring together leading authors, thinkers, influencers and change-agents to talk, debate and chronicle upcoming challenges facing the country.

The two-day festival which will begin on November 25 at the India Habitat Centre will see prominent personalities engage in debates over policy changes influencing the country.

Writers Nayantara Sahgal, Kiran Nagarkar, Javed Akhtar, Devdutt Pattanaik, Amish Tripathi, Shobhaa De; Economist Bibek Debroy, Arun Shourie, Vinod Rai, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, MoS Finance Jayant Sinha, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia will be attending the event.

Besides, actress Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das will be seen speaking on various contemporary socio political issues along with other personalities like Baba Ramdev and Gurmehar Kaur.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra, along with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and Christophe Jaffrelot, a French political scientist specialising in South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan, will also speak at TLF-Delhi 2017.

The fest will have panel discussions where the authors and speakers will not only dwell on the past but also discuss how to bring about change in every sphere of India.

“TLF-Delhi 2017 promises to be a think-fest with a difference, a conclave reflecting the pulsating heartbeat of India and the twists and turns of its shifting social moods.

“It is a Lit Fest imbued with the spirit of the republic when we celebrate and mark the emergence of a New India,” said a statement by the TLF-Delhi.