Swati Chopra is a New Delhi-based writer who explores spirituality and religion, and their engagement in contemporary life, in her work. She is author of Buddhism: On the Path to Nirvana (Brijbasi Art Press, 2005). Her new book Dharamsala Diaries – a travelogue of the spirit – will be published by Penguin India in July 2007.
Swati is currently working on a book project that documents contemporary women’s spirituality. For this research, she has been awarded a fellowship by Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), a South Asian research initiative that facilitates the leadership of women in areas of peace, security and international affairs.
Swati has worked as editor of a quarterly journal, Life Positive Plus, as contributing editor of Life Positive magazine, and as spirituality correspondent of the daily newspaper, The Times of India. Her writing has appeared in journals in India and abroad, including Resurgence, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, The Hindustan Times, Daily News and Analysis, among others. Her essay on the Dalai Lama’s dialogue with modern science appeared in the anthology, Understanding the Dalai Lama (ed. Rajiv Mehrotra, Penguin India, 2004).
Her website is www.swatichopra.com.