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Likhawat (writing) are South-Asian creative panels that features authors and storytellers in a discussion about their creative process and inspirations. 

The next panel will be LIVE on Feb 10, 2024. We will be speaking with noted Kashmiri writer, Brij Nath Betab on:

“Folk, language preservation, and books”

Please register below. A video recording will be sent to those who have registered but are unable to attend live.

If you are inspired, you will be able to share a donation to support this program.

Kashmiri writer Brij Nath Betab discussion

About Brij Nath Betab

Betab is a national-award winning writer and broadcaster who was born in Akingam, Kashmir. He writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Urdu, Kashmiri and English. He has had an accomplished career as a creative for over 30 years, and is a literature treasure. Betab’s latest book, Harud was recently released and he won a state award at the 75th republic day in India.


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Thank YOU for bringing our voices together! i feel so refreshed & energized after our conversation.

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Previous panels

Likhawat 1: with Farah Ali, Debasmita Dasgupta, and Shetal Shah talking about their inspirations to build stories
Likhawat 2: with Vidya Murlidhar, Jyoti Gopal, and Suma Subramaniam talking about the impact of narratives on our identities
Likhawat 3: with Anjali Jariwala, Godhuli C. Gupta, and Akanksha Aurora talking about using our voice to express emotions and experiences
Likhawat 4: with SJ Sindu, Rukhsanna Guidroz, and Tasneem Dairywala on diverse experiences in middle grade fiction.
Likhawat 5: with Dushyant Wadivkar, Balveen Singh and Shachi Kaushik on creating for and parenting tips to engage diaspora kids.
Likhawat LIVE: with Vidya Murlidhar, Manan Verma and Mohit Khanduri on the power of positive storytelling.
Likhawat 7: with Prabhu Guptara and Dur-e-aziz Amna on creating compassionate South-Asian narratives.