Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is an assistant professor of linguistics in the School of Languages and Literature at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India. His research interests include language documentation, writing descriptive grammars, and the preservation of rare and endangered languages in South Asia. He has contributed articles to many English journals. His most recent books are A Grammar of Hadoti (Lincom Europa Academic Publications, 2012) and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi (Lincom Europa Academic Publications, 2013), and A Grammar of Dogri is forthcoming. He has published around fifty poems in different anthologies worldwide. Until recently, his poem “Mother” has included as a prologue to Motherhood and War: International Perspectives (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.