Desi Books Podcast Episode 41

Hello and welcome to Episode 41 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 Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai reading from a new collection titled The Owl Delivered the Good News All Night Long: Folktales, Legends, and Modern Lore of India. These stories were selected and edited by her from various authors and sources.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 38

Hello and welcome to Episode 38 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 Ranjani Murali reading from their new poetry collection, Clearly You Are ESL.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 35

Hello and welcome to Episode 35 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 Julietta Singh reading from her new book, The Breaks: An Essay.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 33

Hello and welcome to Episode 33 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. Rajika Bhandari reading from her new memoir, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility, in the #DesiReads segment. This book will be out on September 14, so in a couple of weeks. And it is available to pre-order now.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 28

Hello and welcome to Episode 28 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. In today’s episode, we have Suchitra Vijayan in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She’ll be discussing her debut nonfiction, Midnight’s Borders, And we have Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry reading from her profound and moving memoir, The Color of God, in the #DesiReads segment.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 25

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.

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 14

Hello and welcome to Episode 14 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in after a much-needed break. In today’s episode, I want to first talk about a few changes to the podcast format based on listener feedback. Then, we’ll have an interview with Sarah Thankam Mathews, one of the editors and founding team members of the upcoming, very exciting South Asian Avant-Garde or SAAG Anthology. That’s in our #DesiLitBiz segment. We’ll also hear from Sameer Pandya reading from his excellent new novel, Members Only, in the #DesiReads segment.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 11

Hello and welcome to Episode 11 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 Dr. Reshma Ruia sharing a some thoughts and a reading from her poetry collection, A Dinner Party in the Home Counties, in #DesiBooksGiveaway. And we have Dr. Maya Shanbhag Lang reading from her new memoir, What We Carry, in #DesiReads.

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 7

Hello and welcome to Episode 7 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 monthly segment, #DesiReads. This involves writers reading an excerpt from their latest work. No questions or interruptions from me, just the writer and their words. Today, we have Sopan Deb, who has a new memoir out called Missed Translations. Also, #DesiBooksGiveaways is a new segment where you, the listeners, get to win books and book-related giveaways. I’m hoping to make it a weekly thing but let’s see how this one plays out.