#DesiBooksDiscourse: Food/Food Writing as a Social Justice and Resistance Tool

Hello and welcome to Episode 75 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 this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have Madhushree Ghosh, Anjali Enjeti, and Aruni Kashyap discussing 'Food/Food Writing as a Social Justice and Resistance Tool', including how South Asian writers continue to highlight social justice and resistance methods through the act of writing about food.

#DesiBooksDiscourse: Being an Editor and a Poet: The Dichotomy and the Communion

Hello and welcome to Episode 74 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 our second #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the poets Kashiana Singh, Ralph Nazareth, and Indran Amirthanayagam discussing what it's like to be an editor and a poet and the various dichotomies and communions these two roles enable for them as creatives.

#DesiBooksDiscourse: What SRK Fandom Tells Us About Women in Post-Liberalized India

Hello and welcome to Episode 73 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 our first #DesiBooksDiscourse video episode, we have the economist and writer, Shrayana Bhattacharya, discussing her book, Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh, and what SRK fandom tells us about women in post-liberalized India. In conversation with Shrayana, we have the writer and book critic, Niyati Bhat, and myself.

#DesiReads: Buddhisagar reads from his novel, Karnali Blues, and Michael Hutt reads from the English translation

Hello and welcome to Episode 72 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Today, in the #DesiReads segment, we have Buddhisagar and Michael Hutt reading from Karnali Blues. They'll be reading an excerpt in the original Nepali and then the English translation.

#FiveDesiFaves: Shafik Meghji shares the desi books that have influenced his travel writing

Hello and welcome to Episode 71of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we Shafik Meghji, who has a new book out: Crossed off the Map: Travels in Bolivia. He discusses the five desi books that have influenced and inspired his work. Spanning travel, science writing, and fiction, these are by Pico Iyer, Sonia Shah, Monisha Rajesh, Tharik Hussain, and Arundhati Roy.