A vibrant and dynamic society to foster and espouse literature and creativity...

The Academy of (W)riters And World Literati (ARAWLII) was incepted in 2008, with the launch of its flagship—PROSOPISIA—the Biannual International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, and with an aim to promote creative writing in English in particular through bringing together poets and writers from all over the world on a single participatory platform and, thus, strengthen the cultural and literary ties which bind India with other countries...

Today when Bharat which is India for the non-Indians or pseudo-Indians, is rapidly emerging as Vishvaguru with its noblest and most perennial ideal of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam to be in reach of realization, the efforts of the ARAWLII may be considered as a little offering at the grand yajna of this Amritkaal and likened to the ones of the little squirrel who used to besmear herself with the sand at the seashore and dust it off in the ocean during the building of Ramsetu. The founding members of the Academy had a grand vision and a noble cause to re-establish and re-discover the fast-eroding values in the human society which is torn between consumerism and commodification of relationships, cut-throat competition, a fast-degrading quality of human fiber and the drying up of the springs of love and compassion in the man’s breast. And they had envisioned, of course, with well-arrived convictions that it is only through literature—which has the unconsumable potential to make this planet the right place to live through re-instilling the samskaras of caring and sharing—it is only through literature that there could be any redemption, that there in literature lies the panacea to the moral and ethical ailments of mankind. The Academy also believes that creative writing can serve as a safety valve for the pent-up and smothered emotions, complexes, and cries of the human soul. The Academy is a mantric utterance of shared human existence and an echo unto progeny.

No wonder, poets, and writers from all over the world—like (Late) Les Murray, (Late) Niranjan Mohanty, Christopher Rollason, E.E. Sule, Geoff Page, Mark O’Connor, Satendra Nandan, Jayanta Mahapatra, Sheela Upadhyay, Bill Ashcroft, John Kinsella, S. Asnani, Adele C. Garaghty, James Ragan, to name a few—joined the Academy as members of the Advisory Board.

The Academy, now a registered Society, has more ambitious and proud plans/projects to carry out. We are spreading our wings to scale beyond the horizons and opening up the gates of the Academy for a larger community of lovers of literature—both local and worldwide—to accompany us in our pilgrimage to the shrine of the Muse. We sincerely and seriously plan to make Prosopisia a quarterly publication from the upcoming Winter issue. School and College Level Poetry and Creative Writing Competitions/Workshops will be organized for the grooming of literary talent. The Academy also has plans to begin Writer-in-Residence Fellowships for the contemporary world literati.


We, at ARAWLII, quest, discover, and invent a world worth loving in. We are the Ubuntu racers toward the invaluable pouch of literary candies. Let us together grow and gain in glorious wisdom…

Our Team

Satish Verma


Anuraag Sharma


Moizur Rehman Khan


Isha Sharma


Ashish Jain


Deepti Joshi


Anumeha Bagri