Kavita Das

After working for social change for 15 years, most recently on issues of racial justice, Kavita Das now writes about culture, race, gender, and their intersections. Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize, her work has been published in CNNTeen VogueCatapultFast CompanyTin HouseLongreadsThe Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Washington Post, Kenyon Review, NBC News Asian America, Guernica, Quartz, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her first book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar, a biography of the Grammy-nominated Hindustani singer, was published by Harper Collins India in June 2019. She is at work on her next book, Sparking Change on the Page: Lessons and Reflections on Writing About Social Issues (forthcoming from Beacon Press in Fall 2022). She lives in New York with her husband, baby daughter, and hound dog. Find her on Twitter: @kavitamix.