#FiveDesiFaves: Vaishnavi Patel on the books that speak to who she is as a reader and writer

Hello and welcome to Episode 78 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we Vaishnavi Patel, who has a debut book out this year: Kaikeyi: A Novel. She discusses the five desi books that speak to who she is as a reader and writer. Spanning genres and age groups, these are by Roshani Chokshi, Madhusree Mukerjee, Tasha Suri, Amia Srinivasan, and Tanvi Berwah.

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

Hello and welcome to Episode 53 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 SJ Sindu discussing their new novel, Blue-skinned Gods. In this conversation, we talked about the use of Hindu mythology in contemporary fiction, the loss of religion, and more.

#FiveDesiFaves: Vidhu Aggarwal’s favorite diasporic works of speculative poetics and alternative fantasy

Hello and welcome to Episode 49 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 Vidhu Aggarwal who has a hybrid poetry collection out titled Daughter Isotope. She's sharing her #FiveDesiFaves: diasporic works of speculative poetics and alternative fantasy by Usman T. Malik, Vandana Singh, Bishakh Som, Hari Alluri, and Bhanu Kapil.