These are just some of the new and notable books by writers of South Asian origin for the month of January 2023. For a book’s details, click its cover image.
Go to the Desi Books Bookshop (US) or the Desi Books Bookshop (UK) for more ongoing lists. Currently, there isn’t a single location to list books published within South Asia although several are included below. Please contact us here to let us know of upcoming new books by writers of South Asian origin published anywhere in the world.
January’s fiction is wide-ranging in both genres and styles: award-winning translated works from Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bangla; debut novels; contemporary crime thrillers; historical fiction; coming-of-age stories. January’s notable fiction.
This month’s nonfiction spans continents, countries, and even metaphysical realms with memoirs, history, anthologies, conversations, and meditative travel.
And, in poetry and drama, we have two classics illustrating our long, varied literary traditions: ancient love poetry translated from the Tamil and a historical play translated from the Hindi.
Books are shown in ascending order of title. Please select tag buttons to filter by genre, form, and/or (translated from) language. To clear a selection, click on the “All Tags” button. To read a book’s description, click on a book cover or its title.
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