This week's #FiveDesiFaves is a roundup of six recently-featured works of historical fiction: China Room by Sunjeev Sahota; Silent Winds, Dry Seas by Vinod Busjeet; The Begum and the Dastan by Tarana Husain Khan; A Play for the End of the World by Jai Chakrabarti; The Grand Anicut by Veena Muthuraman; The Thinnai by Ari Gautier (tr. by Blake Smith from the French into the English.)
Hello and welcome to Episode 39 of Desi Books—news and views about desi literature from the world over. I’m your host, Jenny Bhatt. Today, in the #FiveDesiFaves segment, we have Veena Muthuraman, who has a debut historical novel out titled The Grand Anicut. She’s sharing her five favorite desi books.