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Publishers for the Diaspora writers and poets Skylark Publications UK A Non-Profit Foundation

Our event at the House of Lords packed with readings, projects, awards and book launches was a great success.

From left:Bobby Nayyar, Usha Akella, Divya Mathur, Zata Banks, Baroness Prashar, Lord Parekh, Yogesh Patel (introducing Word Masala Foundation), Debjani Chatterjee, Priya Patel, Daljit Nagra, Shanta Acharya, Reginal Massey, Usha Kishore and Emma Wright

Poets who also attended and can’t be seen in this limited long shot are

Meena Alexander, Kavita A Jindal and Sid Bose

Publishers who also attended and can’t be seen in this limited long shot are

Jamie and Laura McGarry, Dr Todd Swift, Angela Jarman, C B Patel and Azeez Anasudhin

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Skylark was launched in 1969 in India as a quarterly on the contemporary literature in translation by the late Baldev Mirza and Yogesh Patel as its editors. After 100 printed issues and a few books, it completed its journey. Reinvented, its independent journey begins now in England as the publishers with plans to help Diasporic writing and expat literature.


It is currently promoting South-Asian poets and writers through various Foundations, including Word Masala books, events, awards and ezine. In 2015, it has started honouring very important poets of the Diaspora dedicating once a month an ezine to one of the ranks as a Poet-of-the-Month. The ezine is extremely successful in achieving many objectives. Please find out more here.  

Word Masala, a non-profit Foundation has Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Lord Dholakia, and Dr Debjani Chatterjee as its patrons. It aims to promote the Diasporic writers and poets through various channels.

We have started honouring South-Asian poets each month through our ezine, highlighting their representative poem, and their bio. Every month  the ezine is packed with  very useful information. Find out what else we offer by clicking here.

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