#FiveDesiFaves Roundup: Community Favorites for October 2021

It’s been a huge year for Desi Books. We’ve made more $ investments, introduced new text and audio channels, redesigned the website and the logo, and started planning more exciting features.

This is a new monthly check-in to see which website and podcast features have resonated the most with the community. Here’s a look at October’s #FiveDesiFaves that you all, the Desi Books community, made popular. Thank you.

#FiveDesiFaves — October 2021 community favorites on the website:

#DesiCraftChat: Venkat Srinivasan on the fascinating circumstances of the birth of India’s states and union territories

#DesiLitBiz: Sangeeta Mehta on book editing and diversity and equity in publishing

#FiveDesiFaves: Vidhu Aggarwal’s favorite diasporic works of speculative poetics and alternative fantasy

#DesiLitBiz: Community Question on writing beyond the usual South Asian themes

#FiveDesiFaves Roundup: #MangoDiscourse

FiveDesiFaves — October 2021 community favorites on podcast platforms:

#DesiCraftChat: Samir Chopra on what Bollywood war movies reveal, inform, and reinforce

#DesiCraftChat: Venkat Srinivasan on the fascinating circumstances of the birth of India’s states and union territories

#DesiReads: Shilpi Malinowski reads from Shaw, Ledroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, DC: An Oral History

#DesiReads: Hananah Zaheer reads from her story collection, Lovebirds

#DesiReads: Rohan Chhetri reads from his poetry collection, Lost, Hurt, or in Transit Beautiful