This is a series within the #DesiLitBiz channel to answer questions from the Desi Books community about writing, translating, publishing, the book biz, the literary life, etc. Where feasible, other desi writers, translators, or publishing professionals will be invited to share their expertise/advice as well. Go to https://bit.ly/desilitbizquestion to send in your question. This week, a community member asks about the whys and wherefores of literary translation collaborations.
Hello and welcome to Episode 77 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 Manini Nayar reading from her story collection, Being Here.
Veena Narayan reviews Temsula Ao's The Tombstone in My Garden: Stories from Nagaland.
Talib Jabbar reviews Farah Ali's story collection, People Want to Live.
Suhasini Patni reviews Vaasanthi's Ganga's Choice and Other Stories (translated by Sukanya Venkataraman, Gomathi Narayan, Vaasanthi.)
Hello and welcome to Episode 66 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 Rita Kothari discussing a new short story anthology titled The Greatest Gujarati Stories Ever Told, which she has selected, edited, and mostly translated too. In this conversation, we talked about the differences of translating different forms, the diversity within Gujarati culture, balancing the theory and practice of translation, decoding cultural and sociopolitical issues through literary translation—and much more.
Suhasini Patni reviews Indu Menon's The Lesbian Cow and Other Stories (translated by Nandakumar K.)
Hello and welcome to Episode 58 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 Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar reading from her debut flash fiction collection, Morsels of Purple.
Reshma Ruia discusses her new story collection, Mrs. Pinto Drives to Happiness, and her own favorite desi books in #DesiBooks10QA.
Dibyajyoti Sarma discusses translating Indira Goswami's Five Novellas About Women and his own favorite desi books in #DesiBooks10QA.