December 5, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“Reading Women’s writing may well save us, if nothing else will.”- Swati Pal (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Swati Pal as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today, we are featuring Indian author Swati Pal who is also the Professor and Principal at Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi. She has been a Charles Wallace scholar and the first Asian awardee of the John McGrath Theatre Studies Scholarship. Author of several books on theatre, creative and academic writing, her newspaper articles articulate her views on education. Her areas of research interest include performance studies and cultural history.

She translates from Hindi to English. She writes poetry and her poems appear in several anthologies, and she also has a collection entitled In Absentia and an edited volume called Living on. She is the Vice Chair of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. She is the Delhi State Chair for the G100 Wing for World Peace of the Women Economic Forum.

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