#DesiBooksReview 3: Rama is a danger to foe and friend alike in the new Robert and Sally Goldman translation and the Vaishnavi Patel retelling
Rashi Rohatgi reviews Vaishnavi Patel’s Kaikeyi and The Ramayana of Valmiki, translated by Robert P Goldman and Sally J Sutherland Goldman.
#DesiBooksReview 3: Nariman Karkaria and the Gujarati travelogue tradition
Veena Narayan reviews The First World War Adventures of Nariman Karkaria by Nariman Karkaria (tr. by Murali Ranganathan).
#DesiBooksReview 3: Krishna Sobti shows us the horrors of a country at the brink of change
Suhasini Patni reviews A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti, translated from the Hindi into English by Daisy Rockwell.
#DesiBooksReview 3: N Kalyan Raman on Translation
#DesiBooksReview Issue 3 Feature Essay by N Kalyan Raman on Translation (excerpted from Breaking Free)
#DesiBooksReview 3: Vaasanthi on Literary Lineage
#DesiBooksReview Issue 3 Feature Essay by Vaasanthi on Literary Lineage (excerpted from Breaking Free)
#DesiBooksReview 2: Vaasanthi on What Makes Us Real
Suhasini Patni reviews Vaasanthi’s Ganga’s Choice and Other Stories (translated by Sukanya Venkataraman, Gomathi Narayan, Vaasanthi.)
#DesiCraftChat: Rita Kothari on decoding cultural and sociopolitical issues through literary translation
Hello and welcome to Episode 66 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 #DesiCraftChat, we have Rita Kothari discussing a new short story anthology titled The Greatest Gujarati Stories Ever Told, which she has selected, edited, and mostly…
#DesiCraftChat: Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma on the inner journey of a literary translator
Hello and welcome to Episode 65 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 #DesiCraftChat, we have Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma discussing his latest, a literary translation of the Tamil classic, The Kural: Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural into English. In this conversation,…
#DesiBooksReview 1: On a Frenzied Night, a Young Woman Finds Transcendence
Rashi Rohatgi reviews Carl de Souza’s Kaya Days (translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman.)
#DesiBooksReview 1: Let’s Revisit the Past Without a Time Machine
Veena Muthuraman reviews V J James’ Anti-Clock (translated by Ministhy S.)