Desi Books Contributing Authors

An alphabetical listing of freelance authors who have contributed to Desi Books. We are thankful to all for sharing their work. Please click on a name for more details.

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Suswati Basu is a journalist and literary specialist, running the How To Be… podcast to promote reading for self-care. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Niyati Bhat is a Kashmiri writer, editor, and Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her area of research is the cinematic imagination of South Asian conflict regions like Kashmir and past conflict zones like Sri Lanka. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, book critic, and creative writing instructor. She is the founder of Desi Books. Her latest book is a literary translation, The Shehnai Virtuoso and Other Stories by Dhumketu. Find her at: https://jennybhattwriter.com.

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Dr. Pravina Cooper currently teaches comparative literature, theater, and film in the Comparative World Literature and  Classics Department at California State University, Long Beach. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Sangamithra Iyer is a writer, engineer, and environmental planner. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Talib Jabbar is a doctoral candidate in literature and critical race and ethnic studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian, writer, and novelist from New Delhi, India. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Anandi Mishra's essays and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, Electric Literature, Virginia Quarterly Review, Popula, The Brooklyn Rail, and Al Jazeera, among others. She tweets at @anandi010. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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Veena Muthuraman was born and raised in Thiruvananthapuram, India. She took the long and winding path through Chicago and London to Edinburgh in Scotland, where she currently lives. Click through for the full bio and contributions.

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