Voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience: Sweta’s personal essay Racist or a Victim? appears in Voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience. This anthology presents an extraordinary breadth of contemporary and historical views on Asian America and Pacific Islanders, conveyed through the voices of the men and women who lived these experiences over more than 150 years.
The Poetry of War and Peace: an anthology about how a group of connected international poets (80 writers from 20 countries) look at Tolstoy’s themes, war and peace. Sweta’s poems “What Violence Kills” and “Without Borders” appear in this collection.
Sunrise from Blue Thunder: Poetry anthology by Pirene’s Fountain in response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Sweta’s poem “Confidence” appears in it. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward ongoing relief efforts in Japan.
Indian Voices: Published in Canada, this anthology includes an amazing repertoire of prose and poetry penned by Indians from different corners of the world. It brings to life the unique characteristics and myriad feelings associated with this pulsating and colorful country. Sweta’s personal essay “In the Middle of Nowhere” appears in it.
Her Mother’s Ashes: it is a collection that brings together first-rate stories by South Asian women that–whether set in their home countries or those of their adoption–explore with profound and sensitive insight the inner tenor of women’s lives caught between places, cultures, and generations. Sweta’s story “Retribution,” a fast-moving tale of an NYC investment banker desperate to bring closure to her past, features in this collection.
Inner Voices: it is a collection of the best of short stories chosen from a competition announced by Mirage Books in 2008. These are contributions spanning many countries and are representative of a new thought process and style of writing fiction. They also cover a variety of genres–from the racy thriller to the deeply reflective, from the comic to those that touch upon the emotions of angst and anger. Sweta’s story “Challenges of Breaking Rules” appears in it.