Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of DesiBooks — news and views about Desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. If this is your first listen to this podcast, Desi includes, for our purposes here, South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. And, of course, their globally-scattered diaspora. In today’s shorter episode, there are no interviews or guests. But here’s the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, events, awards, and more. Settle in for a listen. The full transcript with all the links will be up within 24 hours as well.