At Kula press, our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent multicultural and multilingual literary publisher. We began this publishing journey with a simple aim to encourage more South Asian and Pacific diaspora writers to write and get noticed. Our team is small but dedicated to publishing a small number of distinctive books each year.
Founder and Publisher
Amit Sarwal is Melbourne-based academic, writer, translator, journalist, and former radio broadcaster. He is the Founding Convenor of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIIRN), Founder of Kula Press and Co-founder of the Australia Today Network Pty Ltd. He has digitally produced more than one thousand engaging news stories, interviews, articles, and radio feature for SBS Radio and the Australia Today. Amit’s research papers on South Asian Diaspora and Australia-India relations have appeared in prestigious journals. He has many books to his credit, prominent being ‘Labels and Locations’ (2015), ‘South Asian Diaspora Narratives’ (2017), ‘The Dancing God’ (2020), and ‘The Celestial Dancers’ (2022).
Co-Founder and Publisher
Jitarth Jai Bharadwaj
Jitarth Jai Bharadwaj is a senior bilingual journalist with over two decades of experience in TV, Radio and Digital journalism in India and Australia. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Australia Today Network Pty Ltd and co-founder of Kula Press. A graduate of University of South Australia, he has worked as cultural adviser in the public relations and communications industry. Given his vast spectrum of reporting, Jai is among the foremost voices in the Australia-India political and cultural space. He has also been a finalist in the Amnesty International Australia Media Awards and NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards for his political and investigative reporting.
Co-Founder and Publisher
Pallavi Jain is a senior journalist and commentator. She is Consultant (Editorial and Marketing) at Kula Press and the Australia Today Network Pty Ltd. Pallavi has worked in TV, Radio and Digital journalism across two continents and has covered a wide range of issues in her career including Politics, International Relations, Economics, Science, Social issues, and Culture. She has worked with the TV Today group and the BBC World Service in India and with SBS Radio in Australia. She has written opinion pieces for prestigious Australian media organisations like The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, and ABC News. Pallavi is a bilingual journalist with over a thousand published articles and podcasts in English and Hindi and has a master’s degree in International Relations from The University of Nottingham. She has also been a finalist in The New York Festivals – Radio Awards, Amnesty, International Australia Media Awards and NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards for her investigative journalism.