Sarita Sarvate

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Sarita Sarvate is an Indian-American journalist and writer. For nearly twenty years, she has published the “Last Word” column[1] for India Currents, an Indian-American magazine. She has also published opinion essays for New America Media,[2] a coalition of ethnic media around the world and its predecessor the Pacific News Service,[3] for over a decade. Her opinion columns, essays, and book reviews have been syndicated in the Los Angeles Times,[4] the San Jose Mercury News,[5] the Oakland Tribune,[6] Salon Magazine,[7] Rediff News Service of India,[8] and many other online and print media outlets. She has been a leader in the South Asian community, speaking at various events, and has been written about in a profile of exceptional women in the South Asian immigrant women.[9] Her fiction has been published in an anthology of poetry and fiction by South Asian American writers.[10]


In 1998, she won the award [11] for the best commentary in ethnic media from New California Media, a coalition of ethnic digital and print media that has since expanded to become the New America Media. The following year, she won the second prize in the same category.


  1. ^ "The Last Word by Sarita Sarvate". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  2. ^ "Health Care as a Civil Right". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  3. ^ "Dowries the Root Cause of Abuse of Women in India". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  4. ^ "Hillary Clinton Owes an Explanation to Women of the Third World". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  5. ^ "San Jose Mercury News Opinion". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  6. ^ "Oakland Tribune". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  7. ^ "A weapon so powerful, it will destroy the world". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  8. ^ "Why the US is to blame for India's farmer suicides". Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  9. ^ Shandas, Padma. Spices in the melting pot: life stories of exceptional South Asian immigrant women. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  10. ^ Rustomji-Kerns, Roshni. Living In America: Poetry And Fiction By South Asian American Writers. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
  11. ^ "India Currents Awards". Retrieved 2010-09-14.

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