We are delighted to announce that our CWIT Fellowship in Creative Writing and Translation for spring 2024 has been awarded to Niyati Bhat. The previous fellows were V. Ramaswamy, Mohini Gupta, Maaz bin Bilal, Shalim M. Hussein, Maithreyi Karnoor and Samvartha ‘Sahil’.
Niyati is a writer, translator (Hindi and Kashmiri to English) and editor of Kashmiri Pandit origin from New Delhi, India. She is also a PhD Candidate in Cinema Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD dissertation engages with the cinematic imagination of the Sri Lankan civil war and its aftermath. She holds an MPhil in Cinema Studies and an MA in Arts and Aesthetics (Visual Arts, Theatre & Film Studies) from JNU and a BA (Hons) Mass Media and Mass Communication from IP College for Women, University of Delhi.
Her work has appeared in leading Indian and international publications such as the A Map Called Home (poetry anthology), India Today, The Hindu, Scroll.in, Vogue India, The Established, Outlook Magazine, Asymptote Journal, SummerHill Journal among others. She has presented her work on Kashmiri music and Indian cinema at Harvard University’s Graduate Music Forum, Digital Politics in Millennial India hosted by LMU Germany, Jamia Millia Islamia International Conference 2020 and Association for Asian Studies Conference 2020. Her work has been recognised by a media fellowship at Michael Nagler’s Metta Centre for Non Violence in 2014.
You can read more about her work at http://niyatibhat.in/
Photo: Rajwant Rawat