The Loss That Binds Us: 108 Tips on Coping with Grief and Loss

The Loss That Binds Us by Sweta Vikram is a helpful guide for grief. The Loss That Binds Us is a beautifully written grief manual from the heart. When the agony of losing a beloved one strikes, you will find solace, comfort and even inspiration within it. The 108 practical tips help navigate the multitude of emotions brought on by loss. Let Sweta’s guidance help begin your own healing and move on or support someone who is grieving. “pick up this read and dive in” [...]


A Piece of Peace: Everyday Mindfulness You Can Use

A Piece of Peace by Sweta Vikram is a work of power. How can so much be packed into one small book? This is an autobiographical account of one unique woman’s struggle with near-fatal disease. It is a rejection of discrimination and exploitation, of women in particular. It is the reaching out of a helping hand to other writers, creative professionals, and anyone else who needs a reminder about the role of wellness in their lives. Above all, it is as the title states, [...]


Louisiana Catch – Sweta’s debut US Novel – Order Now!

In Louisiana Catch, a grieving daughter and abuse survivor must summon the courage to run a feminist conference, trust a man she meets over the internet, and escape a catfishing stalker to find her power. Order Now!                     PRAISES “This book will be a welcome addition to modern-day discussions of women’s rights, multiculturalism, and online technologies.” – Saadia Faruqi, New York Journal of Books “Raw, real, and profoundly moving, this is a very fine novel that begs for continuation [...]


How Dare We! Write

Sweta's essay, Perfectly Nontraditional, appears in How Dare We! Write: a multicultural creative writing discourse (Modern History Press, May 2017). Sherry Quan Lee, editor. Buy the Book Now! (US)  


Voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience

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. Buy the Book Now! (US)


The Poetry of War and Peace

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. Buy the Book Now! (US)


Sunrise from Blue Thunder

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. Buy the Book Now! (US)


Indian Voices

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. Buy the Book Now! (India)


Her Mother’s Ashes

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. Buy the Book Now! (US and Canada)


Inner Voices

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. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (India) [...]


Mouth Full

Mouth Full is a collection of personal essays and poems chronicling the emotional journey of modern-day immigrants as they move to a new country, assimilate in the culture, and learn a different way of life. Somewhere in all of that movement, the experiences teach them to see the strengths and weaknesses of both the homeland and acquired land. It also raises concern about the socio-cultural issues and racial expectations in the two nations. Told from the perspective of a modern-day Indian immigrant as social questions, [...]


Saris and a Single Malt

Saris and a Single Malt is a moving collection of poems written by a daughter for and about her mother. The book spans the time from when the poet receives a phone call in New York City that her mother is in a hospital in New Delhi to the time she carries out her mother’s last rites. The poems chronicle the author’s physical and emotional journey as she flies to India, tries to fight the inevitable, and succumbs to the grief of living in a [...]


Wet Silence

Wet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India. The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed women by society; lends their stories a voice; shares their unheard tales about marriage; reveals the heavy hand of patriarchy; and addresses the lack of companionship and sensuality in their lives. It’s a collection of poems that covers a myriad of subjects centered on social evils such as misogyny, infidelity, gender inequality, and celibacy, amongst other things. The poems in the collection are bold, unapologetic, and [...]


No Ocean Here

No Ocean Here bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives presented in the form of poems. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (International) […]


Beyond The Scent of Sorrow

Beyond the Scent of Sorrow delves into the challenges faced by women on a global level. The eucalyptus trees in southwest Portugal are used as an archetype to symbolically elicit the difficulties women face in today’s world. The poems, which are lyrical, literal, short, and succinct, boldly profess the unkind capabilities of mankind. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (India) […]


Not All Birds Sing

Not All Birds Sing (nominated for the Pushcart Prize) is a collaborative collection of poetry that celebrates the rich cross-fertilization of artistic genres. Sweta and Claire Anna Watson (visual artist from Australia) met in Portugal as part of an artist exchange program. In the book, Sweta has responded to Claire's visual installations and video works using haiku. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (India) Buy the Book Now! (eBay India)



Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors (nominated for the Pushcart Prize) delves into the implication and philosophy of colors from a Hindu woman’s point of view, from birth until death. The color she adorns herself with almost depicts the story of her life. Expressed through different poetic and verbal forms, each color in the book has its own tone and is specific to different age groups. Buy the Book Now! […]


Because All Is Not Lost

Because All Is Not Lost tries to state that there is always hope for anyone coping with grief. We have all lost a dear one at some point in our lives. Grief, depending on the relationship with the one deceased, affects us differently. But life is about celebrating those alive and not just mourning those who have moved on. Optimism and faith are the keys to overcoming the roadblocks life puts in our way. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (UK) Buy [...]


Perfectly Untraditional

Perfectly Untraditional unravels unconventional and untold tales of families, friendships, love, loyalty, relationships, and tradition. Buy the Book Now! (US) Buy the Book Now! (UK) Buy the Book Now! (India) Buy the Book Now! (Outside India) […]