Smita Parikh

Smita Parikh is a poet, social activist and entrepreneur. She won the first prize ​from the Rajasthan State Sahitya Akademi, the first prize in poetry writing from the Maharana of Mewar Foundation and the Madhya Pradesh Gaurav and the Bharat Nirman Award for the Outstanding Women Entrepreneur. Parikh is also the Founder and Festival Director of the Lit-O-Fest Mumbai, an initiative to bridge the gap between established and aspiring writers and assist the latter with signing publishing contracts. Till date, 35 authors have been published through Lit-O-Fest Mumbai.

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