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#DesiBooks10QA with Sushma Subramanian

Sushma Subramanian discusses her latest book, How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch, and her own favorite desi books in #DesiBooks10QA.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 39

Hello and welcome to Episode 39 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Veena Muthuraman, who has a debut historical novel out titled The Grand Anicut. She’s sharing her five favorite desi books.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 38

Hello and welcome to Episode 38 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Today, in the #DesiReads segment, we have Ranjani Murali reading from their new poetry collection, Clearly You Are ESL.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 37

Hello and welcome to Episode 37 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. In today’s episode, we have Jai Chakrabarti who has a debut historical novel out this month titled A Play for the End of the World. In this conversation, we talked about the play that the story centers on, Tagore, WWII, how art and politics are intertwined, how the past lives on in the present, how he gets into the heads of his characters, his journey as a writer, and more.

#DesiBooks10QA with Pallavi Aiyar

Pallavi Aiyar discusses her latest book, Orienting: An Indian in Japan, and her own favorite desi books in #DesiBooks10QA.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 36

Hello and welcome to Episode 36 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Sara Nisha Adams, who has a debut novel out titled The Reading List. She’s sharing her five favorite desi books.

#DesiLitBiz: The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective with Shikha Malaviya

Shikha Malaviya discusses the work being done by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective on #DesiLitBiz.

Desi Books Podcast Episode 35

Hello and welcome to Episode 35 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Today, in the #DesiReads segment, we have Julietta Singh reading from her new book, The Breaks: An Essay.