Today’s #FiveDesiFaves is a special roundup of, well, not books. It's a chronological. though non-exhaustive, listing of all the famous additions to the perennial #mangodiscourse about South Asian fiction. And the five favorites shown above are, if you like, a "hall of fame" set of writers who've contributed to this discourse in important ways: Bharati Mukherjee; Meenakshi Mukherjee; Vikram Chandra; Soniah Kamal, Naben Ruthnum.
Hello and welcome to Episode 13 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 Soniah Kamal discussing the art and craft of the literary adaptation. Soniah’s latest novel, Unmarriageable, is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.