DesiBooks Podcast Episode 24

Hello and welcome to Episode 24 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Shoba Narayan in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She’ll be discussing her latest book, Food and Faith. We also have Dr. Gayatri Sethi with a new quarterly segment, #DesiKidLit. She’s a writer, educator, and co-founder of the #DesiKidLit community. Please sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 23

Hello and welcome to Episode 23 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Syed Masood in the #DesiCraftChat segment. He’ll be discussing his new novel, The Bad Muslim Discount. We also have Farzana Doctor in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. Her latest novel is titled Seven. She’ll be sharing five terrific books by Canadian desi writers. Now please sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 22

Hello. A happy new year and welcome to Episode 22 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Moni Mohsin in the #DesiCraftChat segment. Her latest novel is The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R. And Moni and I had a terrific conversation about the inspiration for the novel, how she created the main characters, social media, and more. Also, I’m going to briefly discuss a new upcoming book club for desi books in translation. Stay tuned. Now please sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 21

Hello and welcome to Episode 21 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Nandini Bhattacharya in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. Her debut novel, Love’s Garden, is a work of historical fiction set in British India. So she’ll be sharing her five favorite historical novels with us. We also have Anuja Ghimire, who has a poetry chapbook out titled Kathmandu. She’ll be boosting her three favorite poems in the #DesiBoost segment.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 20

Hello and welcome to Episode 20 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Sarina Prabasi in our #DesiLitBiz segment. She’s an activist, coffeeshop founder, and writer of the memoir: The Coffeehouse Resistance: Bringing Hope in Desperate Times. We also have the literary translator, Haider Shahbaz, sharing some important works from Lahore, Pakistan in the #DesiBoost segment. Haider’s latest translation is a novel by Mirza Athar Baig, titled Hassan’s State of Affairs. I’d like to also share a bit about a collaboration project between the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative and Desi Books. Throughout the month of December, I will be sharing brief interviews with South Asian literary translators about one of their translated works.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 19

Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Shubhanga Pandey in our #DesiLitBiz segment. He’s the chief editor of Himal Southasian Magazine and a senior editor at SAAG Anthology. So we’ll be discussing the work being done by both these fine venues. Also, we have Kavita Jindal sharing her favorite desi books in #FiveDesiFaves. Kavita’s novel, Manual for a Decent Life, is out now.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 18

desibooks episode 18

Hello and welcome to Episode 18 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Tara Kaushal talking about the undercover investigation she conducted for her new book, Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation, in #DesiLitBiz. And we have Suman Mallick, whose debut novel, The Black Marketer’s Daughter, is just out. He’s going to be sharing his #FiveDesiFaves. So please sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 17

Hello and welcome to Episode 17 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Taran Khan reading from her memoir, Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul, in #DesiReads. We also have Satish Prabasi sharing his favorite desi works in #DesiBoost. His memoir, Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National's Reminiscences, is out this month. And now sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 16

Hello and welcome to Episode 16 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Tara Isabel Zambrano in #DesiCraftChat talking about flash fiction. Her new collection, Death, Desire, and Other Destinations, came out on September 15. We also have Madi Sinha giving us her favorite desi reads in #DesiBoost. Her new novel, The White Coat Diaries, also came out on September 15. At the end of the episode, I’m going to share a bit of news about a monthly book club called #DesiBooksinTranslation. Stay tuned for that as well.So sit back and enjoy.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 15

Hello and welcome to Episode 15 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Saumya Dave sharing her favorite three works by desi writers in our #DesiBoost segment. And we have Guruprasad Kaginele sharing his five favorite books by desi writers in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. So sit back and enjoy.