#DesiBooksReview 4: Seventy-plus Years Later, Gulzar is Still Watching the Trail of Partition
Suswati Basu reviews Gulzar’s Footprints on Zero Line: Writings on the Partition.
#DesiBooks10QA: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri on collapsing the distance between the human and the non-human in her stories
Talia Lakshmi Kolluri discusses her debut story collection, What We Fed to the Manticore, and her own favorite desi books on #DesiBooks10QA.
#DesiBooksReview 3: Taking Indian horror fiction further, Chandrima Das reveals what terrifies young, urban India
P.S. Nissim reviews Chandrima Das’ horror story collection, Young Blood: Ten Terrifying College Tales.
#DesiLitBiz Community Question: On literary translation collaborations
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,…
#DesiReads: Manini Nayar reads from her story collection, Being Here
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.
#DesiBooksReview 2: The Gardens of Temsula Ao’s Mind
Veena Narayan reviews Temsula Ao’s The Tombstone in My Garden: Stories from Nagaland.
#DesiBooksReview 2: The Urdu Afsana Meets the Anglophone Short Story in Farah Ali’s Debut
Talib Jabbar reviews Farah Ali’s story collection, People Want to Live.
#DesiBooksReview 2: Vaasanthi on What Makes Us Real
Suhasini Patni reviews Vaasanthi’s Ganga’s Choice and Other Stories (translated by Sukanya Venkataraman, Gomathi Narayan, Vaasanthi.)
#DesiCraftChat: Rita Kothari on decoding cultural and sociopolitical issues through literary translation
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…
#DesiBooksReview 1: How to Upend Expectations in Shocking, Transgressive Ways
Suhasini Patni reviews Indu Menon’s The Lesbian Cow and Other Stories (translated by Nandakumar K.)