#DesiBooksReview 4: Lalithambika Antharjanam’s Heroines Fight for the Country but Not for Themselves
Veena Narayan reviews Agnisakshi by Lalithambika Antharjanam; translated by Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan.
#DesiBooksReview 4: The Real and the Metaphysical in Samim Ahmed’s Debut Novel Are Centered on the Bengal Partition
Saurabh Sharma reviews Seven Heavens by Samim Ahmed; translated by Arunava Sinha.
#DesiBooks10QA: Himadri Agarwal on listening as a way to master translation of dialogue and humor
Himadri Agarwal discusses her debut translation of the novel, Banaras Talkies by Satya Vyas, and her own favorite desi books on #DesiBooks10QA.
#DesiCraftChat: N. Kalyan Raman on translating Vaasanthi’s Breaking Free and all that a translator brings to a text
Hello and welcome to Episode 83 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 Kalyan Raman discussing his latest Tamil-to-English translation of Vaasanthi’s novel, Breaking Free. We also discuss how he chooses the works to translate,…
#DesiBooksReview 3: Rama is a danger to foe and friend alike in the new Robert and Sally Goldman translation and the Vaishnavi Patel retelling
Rashi Rohatgi reviews Vaishnavi Patel’s Kaikeyi and The Ramayana of Valmiki, translated by Robert P Goldman and Sally J Sutherland Goldman.
#DesiBooksReview 3: Krishna Sobti shows us the horrors of a country at the brink of change
Suhasini Patni reviews A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti, translated from the Hindi into English by Daisy Rockwell.
#DesiReads: Buddhisagar reads from his novel, Karnali Blues, and Michael Hutt reads from the English translation
Hello and welcome to Episode 72 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 Buddhisagar and Michael Hutt reading from Karnali Blues. They’ll be reading an excerpt in the original Nepali and then the…
#DesiBooksReview 2: Fateema’s House of Her Own
Varisha Tariq reviews Ila Arab Mehta’s Fence, a novel, translated from Gujarati to English by Rita Kothari.
#DesiBooksReview 2: Caste-crossed Love in Murugan’s Pyre
Shalvi Shah reviews Perumal Murugan’s Pyre (translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan.)
#DesiBooksReview 1: On a Frenzied Night, a Young Woman Finds Transcendence
Rashi Rohatgi reviews Carl de Souza’s Kaya Days (translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman.)