#DesiCraftChat: Manu Pillai on spotlighting those who’ve been footnoted in history

Hello and welcome to Episode 64 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 Manu Pillai discussing his latest book: False Allies: India's Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma. In this conversation, we talked about deromanticizing the past, spotlighting those who've been footnoted in history—and much more.

#DesiCraftChat: Rafia Zakaria on how feminism can be more egalitarian and diverse

Hello and welcome to Episode 61 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. This entire week, we have the brilliant ladies from Brown Girl Bookshelf as guest hosts. Today, they'll be talking with Rafia Zakaria about her groundbreaking book, Against White Feminism. Before I hand over to them, here's a quick introduction to our wonderful guest hosts: Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh of Brown Girl Bookshelf.

#DesiCraftChat: Venkat Srinivasan on the fascinating circumstances of the birth of India’s states and union territories

Hello and welcome to Episode 50 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 Venkat Srinivasan discussing his book, The Origin Story of India's States. In this conversation, we talked about the genesis of the book, how he approached the required research, why writing this book changed him as a writer, what he'd like readers to take away from it, and more.

#DesiCraftChat: Suchitra Vijayan on making the political deeply personal; #DesiReads: Ayesha Chaudhry reads from her memoir, The Color of God

Desi Books #DesiCraftChat #DesiReads Suchitra Vijayan Ayesha Chaudhry

Hello and welcome to Episode 28 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. In today’s episode, we have Suchitra Vijayan in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She’ll be discussing her debut nonfiction, Midnight’s Borders, And we have Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry reading from her profound and moving memoir, The Color of God, in the #DesiReads segment.

#DesiReads: Taran Khan reads from her travel memoir, Shadow City; #DesiBoost: Satish Prabasi on his favorite desi works

Hello and welcome to Episode 17 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. In today’s episode, we have Taran Khan reading from her memoir, Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul, in #DesiReads. We also have Satish Prabasi sharing his favorite desi works in #DesiBoost. His memoir, Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National's Reminiscences, is out this month. And now sit back and enjoy.