The FOUNDATION OF SAARC WRITERS AND LITERATURE is the ONLY SAARC APEX BODY in the SAARC Region, working under the SAARC banner, projecting, nurturing and strengthening cultural connectivity through literary and cultural interactions among the SAARC countries, for peace and tranquility in the region, through people-to-people contacts and dialogue.[1]


FOSWAL launched its vision of cultural bonding among the neighboring SAARC countries in 1987, and emerged as the first and the only non government organization working in the specific area of culture, for creating cultural connectivity through a think tank of intellectuals and writers, creative fraternity and peace activities, who have common sensitivities and common concerns for the socio-cultural-political-economic-tribal-gender issues of the region.[1]

FOSWAL organises variety of art, literature and culture related festivals ensuring participations of eminent writers and scholers from across South Asian region.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Index of /". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  2. ^ "SAARC Literary Festival Litterateurs, connoisseurs gather to melt borders". Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  3. ^ "49th SAARC Literature Festival begins Business Standard News". business-standard.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Jaipur favourite city for many topnotch events". deccanherald.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  5. ^ "SAARC Literature Festival in Agra from Feb 13 - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 

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