#DesiBooksDiscourse: The Importance & Necessity of South Asian Women-centered Fiction
Hello and welcome to Episode 76 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. In this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the writers Sonya Singh, Sonya Lalli, and Mansi Shah discussing why South Asian women-centered fiction is important and necessary. They talk about their writing journeys—from refusing to give up while finding…
#DesiBooks10QA: Harini Nagendra on the empowering fellowship of the crime-writing community
Harini Nagendra discusses her new novel, The Bangalore Detectives Club, and her own favorite desi books on #DesiBooks10QA.
#DesiBooks10QA: Aamina Ahmad on how growing up around desi artist communities inspired her
Aamina Ahmad discusses her new novel, The Return of Faraz Ali, and her own favorite desi books on #DesiBooks10QA.
#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: Allan Sealy’s Postmodern Emperor Asoca is a Doubting Buddhist
Dr. Pravina Cooper reviews Irwin Allan Sealy’s Asoca: A Sutra.
#DesiBooksReview 2: Anees Salim’s Latest Takes Us Back in Time
Anandi Mishra reviews Anees Salim’s The Odd Book of Baby Names.
#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.)
#DesiBooksReview 1: Let’s Revisit the Past Without a Time Machine
Veena Muthuraman reviews V J James’ Anti-Clock (translated by Ministhy S.)