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Kavita Das

AL Major

Kavita Das writes about culture, race, gender, and their intersections. Nominated for a
Pushcart Prize, Kavita’s work has been published in WIRED, CNN, Teen Vogue,
Catapult, Fast Company, Tin House, Longreads, The Atlantic, The Washington Post,
Los Angeles Review of Books, Kenyon Review, NBC News Asian America, Guernica,
Electric Literature, Colorlines, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Kavita’s second book Craft
and Conscience: How to Write About Social Issues (Beacon Press, October 2022) is
inspired by the Writing About Social Issues class she created and teaches. Her first
book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar, was published by Harper
Collins India in 2019. She lives in New York with her husband, toddler, and hound. Find
her on Twitter: @kavitamix and Instagram: @kavitadas.