Media Resources

This is a list of US-based media resources that focus on writers of South Asian origin. Over time, other regions will be added. Desi Books is not affiliated with any of these organizations or individuals. This list is in service of writers looking to find their readers.

Media Folks: Please contact if you’d like to be added or removed from the list.

News Media

India Currents

Indiaspora (they do events and run excerpts, blog posts, etc.)

Khabar Magazine

NRI Pulse

The Juggernaut

SAAG Anthology

Himal Southasian

Brown Girl Magazine

Kajal Magazine (there’s also a podcast; see below)

South Asian Trailblazers

Seema Magazine

American Kahani

The Teal Mango

The Chakkar (there’s also a podcast; see below)

DesiKidLit Community

South Asian Kid Lit

Gaysi Family

News India Family (they don’t have a specific contact person listed for books but they do interview/review)

Desh Videsh


The Grand Tamasha

Brown History Podcast

The Cardamom Pod (podcast from Kajal Magazine)


The Indian Edit Podcast

South Asian Stories

What’s the Chakkar? (podcast from The Chakkar)

South Asian Films and Books (host: Alka Kurian)


Desi Books

Book Clubs

The Radical Books Collective

Unerased Book Club

Lilly’s Library

The Curry Tree Books (subscription club)

Instagram Influencers

Brown Girl Bookshelf

Brown History

South Asian Book Club

South Asian Reads

South Asian Storytellers

South Asian Sisters Speak

Literary Festivals and Events

DC South Asian Arts Council Literary Festival

Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival

ArtForum SF SALA Literary Festival

Tasveer South Asian LitFest

Jaipur Literary Festival Colorado

Jaipur Literary Festival Houston

Jaipur Literary Festival New York