Sweta’s essay, “The Fatal Stigma & Silence Around Mental Health Among Desis Everywhere – Why?“ is listed amongst the Top 10 posts from #ADecadeOfWomensWeb
Sweta wins the Spiritual Activist Award for providing trauma-informed yoga to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other gender-based violence.
Sweta’s article, “Indian Women Must Stop Giving Away Their Power By Seeking Validation From Others,” is nominated for the Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity.
Sweta wins the prestigious Voices of the Year Award for her novel, Louisiana Catch, and for her tireless support of women who have experienced sexual assault and abuse. Past recipients of this honor have been Chelsea Clinton and founders of Women’s March. (Click on the image below to see Award video)
Eyra Magazine nominates Sweta for the Achiever of the Year Award.
Sweta is named one of the women changing the world through her books by Conversations Mag!
Sweta’s debut novel, Louisiana Catch, is nominated for the Pushcart Prize
Better American Poetry, 2017, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write,” “Wait for Me,” and “Fifty Minutes from New Delhi” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt
Omega Women’s Leadership Center offers Sweta a spot in their Juno Leadership Residency Program, 2017, US
Pushcart Prize, 2016, US, Nomination (Poetry), “I Write” from the collection Saris and a Single Malt
Sweta is nominated for the prestigious Split The Rock Award, for her poem, “Working Girl,” for poetry and activism, 2016, US
Pushcart Prize, 2015, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Nickname and Nectar” from the collection Wet Silence
Sweta wins the International Poetry Award, 2015, UK
Sweta is accepted to the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 2014, US
Sweta is voted “One of the most influential Asians of our time” by Asian Fusion, 2014, US
Pushcart Prize, 2013, US, Nomination (Poetry), “Superwoman” from the collection No Ocean Here
“Brothel,” one of Sweta’s poems from her latest poetry collection, No Ocean Here, is selected to be a part of ArtWorks for Freedom, an anti-human trafficking benefit concert and campaign
Sweta is awarded the Joan Jakobson Scholarship, Fiction, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2013, US
Sweta’s poem “Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome” is selected to be a part of an AIDS awareness film: The Dawn
Indian Book Reviews votes Perfectly Untraditional as Best Read of the Month for March 2012
Sweta has been selected by the Queens Council on the Arts as a participant for the 2012 Build Your Own Business for Writers Program
Independent Literary Awards 2011, US, Short-listed, (Poetry collection), Beyond the Scent of Sorrow
Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors
Poem “Enough” was nominated for Best of the Net 2011 Nominations, 2011, US
Winner of the Azsacra International Poetry Award, 2011, Russia
Pushcart Prize, 2011, US, Nomination (Poetry Collection), Not All Birds Sing
Wesleyan Scholarship for the Wesleyan Writers Conference, 2011, Connecticut, US
Pushcart Prize, 2010, US, Nomination (Poetry collection), Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors
Part scholarship for Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, 2010, San Francisco, US
Unisun Poetry Prize, 2010, India, Shortlist (English Poetry)