#FiveDesiFaves Roundup: Community Favorites for November 2021

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

Note: There are two sets below: website features and podcast features. And, of course, they’re not always the ones published during this particular month.

#FiveDesiFaves — November 2021 community favorites on the website:

#DesiLitBiz: Chetan Mahajan on cofounding The Himalayan Writing Retreat and what it offers

#DesiReads: Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar reads from her flash collection, Morsels of Purple

#DesiBooks10QA: Aruni Kashyap on writing to an absence and holding the state accountable

#DesiReads: Geetanjali Shree reads from her novel, Ret Samadhi, and Daisy Rockwell reads from her translation of it, Tomb of Sand

#DesiCraftChat: SJ Sindu on Hindu mythology in contemporary fiction and the loss of religion

FiveDesiFaves — November 2021 community favorites on podcast platforms:

#FiveDesiFaves: Vaseem Khan shares his favorite desi crime fiction works

#DesiCraftChat: SJ Sindu on Hindu mythology in contemporary fiction and the loss of religion

#FiveDesiFaves: Zilka Joseph shares her favorite books of poetry and hybrid essays

#DesiCraftChat: Mayukh Sen on cultural politics and historiography in the American food industry

#DesiReads: Anjali Enjeti reads from her essay collection, Southbound