#DesiCraftChat: Kirthana Ramisetti on how journalism helped her write a novel about music and an older woman protagonist

Hello and welcome to Episode 59 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today's #DesiCraftChat, we have Kirthana Ramisetti discussing her debut novel, Dava Shastri's Last Day. In this conversation, we talked about the challenges of creating older women protagonists, writing a debut novel filled with many themes and characters, how her journalism work helped her write this novel—and much more.

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

Hello and welcome to Episode 54 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 Geetanjali Shree and Daisy Rockwell in the #DesiReads segment. They're reading from both the Hindi original novel, Ret Samadhi, and its English translation, Tomb of Sand. Thank you for listening.