#DesiBooksDiscourse: The Importance & Necessity of South Asian Women-centered Fiction

Hello and welcome to Episode 76 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. In this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the writers Sonya Singh, Sonya Lalli, and Mansi Shah discussing why South Asian women-centered fiction is important and necessary. They talk about their writing journeys—from refusing to give up while finding an agent and a publisher, to finding support amongst other authors (South Asian or not), to the pros and cons of building a social media presence.

#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. 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. 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. 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 Jenny Bhatt.