#DesiCraftChat: Sanjena Sathian on writing beyond the usual immigrant fiction tropes

Hello and welcome to Episode 27 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 Sanjena Sathian in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She’ll be discussing her debut novel, Gold Diggers. And we have Dr. Gayatri Sethi covering a selection of books in the #DesiKidLit segment. Please sit back and enjoy.

#DesiCraftChat: Priyanka Champaneri on writing about a city as a character; #DesiCraft Chat: Dhruti Shah on how business terms can apply to other life situations too

Hello and welcome to Episode 26 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 two segments of #DesiCraftChat. First, there’s Priyanka Champaneri discussing her debut novel, The City of Good Death, which won the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. We also have Dhruti Shah discussing her new book, Bear Markets and Beyond: A Bestiary of Business Terms. Please sit back and enjoy.

#DesiCraftChat: Renuka Singh on the Dalai Lama; #DesiReads: Shaukat Ajmeri reads from his novel, Keepers of the Faith

Hello and welcome to Episode 25 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 Dr. Renuka Singh in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She’ll be discussing a book she’s recently edited of quotations from the Dalai Lama: The Little Book of Encouragement. We also have Shaukat Ajmeri reading from his debut novel, Keepers of the Faith, in the #DesiReads segment. Please sit back and enjoy.

#DesiCraftChat: Shoba Narayan on writing about food and religion in India

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.

#DesiCraftChat: Syed Masood on writing the transnational novel; #FiveDesiFaves: Farzana Doctor on her favorite Canadian desi works

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.

#DesiCraftChat: Moni Mohsin on writing about serious themes with a sense of humor

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.

#DesiCraftChat: Tara Isabel Zambrano on the art and craft of the short and flash story; #DesiBoost: Madi Sinha on her favorite desi works

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.

#DesiCraftChat: Soniah Kamal on literary adaptations and the empire writing back

Hello and welcome to Episode 13 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, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Soniah Kamal discussing the art and craft of the literary adaptation. Soniah’s latest novel, Unmarriageable, is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

#DesiCraftChat: Sejal Shah on the art and craft of the literary essay

Hello and welcome to Episode 9 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, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Sejal Shah discussing the literary essay form and her new essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance, in the #DesiCraftChat segment. And Fowzia Karimi is reading from and offering one free copy of her new novel, Above Us the Milky Way, in #DesiBooksGiveaway.

DesiCraftChat: Bishakh Som on the art and craft of the graphic memoir

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 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, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have the graphic storyteller, Bishakh Som, joining us for a new monthly segment called #DesiCraftChat. This segment will feature storytellers talking about their craft, how they approach it, their process, their works, and more. So Bishakh will be sharing details about her latest collection, Apsara Engine, and how she approaches the graphic storytelling form. So settle in for a listen. The full transcript with all the links will be up within 24 hours as well.