#DesiBooksCollabs: A Conversation with Jenn Baker of Minorities in Publishing

Hello and welcome to Episode 30 of Desi Books — news and views about desi literature from the world over. Today's episode is a special collaboration with another podcast, Minorities in Publishing, which is run by Jenn Baker. I met Jenn online because of the amazing work she's been doing for years for minorities within the publishing industry. Currently, she is an editor at Amistad Books, which is a HarperCollins division and imprint focusing on books by and about Black people throughout the diaspora.

#DesiLitBiz: Shubhanga Pandey on Himal Southasian; #FiveDesiFaves: Kavita Jindal on her favorite desi works

Hello and welcome to Episode 19 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 Shubhanga Pandey in our #DesiLitBiz segment. He’s the chief editor of Himal Southasian Magazine and a senior editor at SAAG Anthology. So we’ll be discussing the work being done by both these fine venues. Also, we have Kavita Jindal sharing her favorite desi books in #FiveDesiFaves. Kavita’s novel, Manual for a Decent Life, is out now.

#DesiLitBiz: Sarah Thankam Matthews on the SAAG Anthology; #DesiReads: Sameer Pandya reads from his novel, Members Only

Hello and welcome to Episode 14 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in after a much-needed break. In today’s episode, I want to first talk about a few changes to the podcast format based on listener feedback. Then, we’ll have an interview with Sarah Thankam Mathews, one of the editors and founding team members of the upcoming, very exciting South Asian Avant-Garde or SAAG Anthology. That’s in our #DesiLitBiz segment. We’ll also hear from Sameer Pandya reading from his excellent new novel, Members Only, in the #DesiReads segment.

#DesiLitBiz: Aruni Kashyap on literary awards and being a judge for the JCB Prize

Hello and welcome to Episode 8 of DesiBooks — news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Thank you for tuning in. Before we get started, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you listeners. This episode marks nearly two months of this podcast being out in the world. In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have two segments: #DesiLitBiz with Aruni Kashyap, one of the new jury members for the JCB Literary Prize; and #DesiBooksGiveaway with Pawan Dhingra, an award-winning writer whose new book, Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough will go to one lucky winner.

#DesiLitBiz: Kamil Ahsan on editing the Desi Road Trips Issue of Barrelhouse Magazine

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Hello and welcome to Episode 4 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, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Kamil Ahsan joining us for a conversation about the 2019 desi road trips issue of Barrelhouse Magazine, which he edited.