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News and views about desi books from the world over (host: Jenny Bhatt.) In addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have writers on to read from or discuss their own books and their desi favorites, chat about craft and the lit biz, and more. Web: https://desibooks.co/ Twitter: @desibooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Email: desibooks@desibooks.co Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

News and views about desi books from the world over (host: Jenny Bhatt.) In addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have writers on to read from or discuss their own books and their desi favorites, chat about craft and the lit biz, and more. Web: https://desibooks.co/ Twitter: @desibooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Email: desibooks@desibooks.co Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

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United States

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News and views about desi books from the world over (host: Jenny Bhatt.) In addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have writers on to read from or discuss their own books and their desi favorites, chat about craft and the lit biz, and more. Web: https://desibooks.co/ Twitter: @desibooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Email: desibooks@desibooks.co Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Twitter:

@desibooks

Language:

English

Contact:

9728387129


Episodes

Desi Books Ep 76 w/ Sonya Singh, Sonya Lalli, & Mansi Shah

5/20/2022
In this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the writers Sonya Singh, Sonya Lalli, and Mansi Shah discussing why South Asian women-centered fiction is important and necessary. They talk about their writing journeys—from refusing to give up while finding an agent and a publisher, to finding support amongst other authors (South Asian or not), to the pros and cons of building a social media presence. Thank you to all of them. This podcast is available as video on Spotify, Anchor, and Youtube...

Duration:00:35:14

Desi Books Ep 75 w/ Madhushree Ghosh, Anjali Enjeti, Aruni Kashyap

5/10/2022
In this #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have Madhushree Ghosh, Anjali Enjeti, and Aruni Kashyap discussing 'Food/Food Writing as a Social Justice and Resistance Tool', including how South Asian writers continue to highlight social justice and resistance methods through the act of writing about food. This podcast is available as video on Spotify, Anchor, and Youtube, and as audio everywhere else. You can also read more about all three writers and a transcript excerpt of their conversation at...

Duration:00:59:18

Desi Books Ep 74 w/ Kashiana Singh, Ralph Nazareth, Indran Amirthanayagam

5/2/2022
In our second #DesiBooksDiscourse episode, we have the poets Kashiana Singh, Ralph Nazareth, and Indran Amirthanayagam discussing what it's like to be an editor and a poet and the various dichotomies and communions these two roles enable for them as creatives. This podcast is available as video on Spotify, Anchor, and Youtube and as audio everywhere else. You can also read more about all three poet-editors and a transcript excerpt of their conversation at the Desi Books website. Thank...

Duration:01:00:29

Desi Books Ep 73 w/ Shrayana Bhattacharya and Niyati Bhat

4/19/2022
In today’s episode, we have Shrayana Bhattacharya and Niyati Bhat in our new #DesiBooksDiscourse channel. We're discussing Shrayana's book, Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh, and what SRK fandom tells us about women in post-liberalized India. This podcast is available as video on Spotify, Anchor, and Youtube and as audio everywhere else. You can also read more about Shrayana, Niyati, the book, and a text excerpt of our conversation at the Desi Books website. Thank you. Twitter:...

Duration:00:52:01

Desi Books Ep 72 w/ Buddhisagar and Michael Hutt

4/1/2022
In today’s episode, we have Buddhisagar and Michael Hutt in the #DesiReads segment. They're reading an excerpt from Buddhisagar's novel Karnali Blues in the original Nepali and then the English translation by Michael Hutt. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:23:38

Desi Books Ep 71 w/ Shafik Meghji

3/25/2022
In today’s episode, we have Shafik Meghji in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. He has a new book out titled Crossed Off the Map: Travels in Bolivia. Here, he shares his five favorite desi books that have have influenced and inspired his work. Spanning travel, science writing, and fiction, these are by Pico Iyer, Sonia Shah, Monisha Rajesh, Tharik Hussain, and Arundhati Roy. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website:...

Duration:00:13:52

Desi Books Ep 70 w/ Neema Avashia

3/17/2022
In today’s episode, we have Neema Avashia in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. She has a new essay collection out titled Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place. Here, she shares her five favorite desi books that have shaped her as a reader, a writer, and as a person. These are works of nonfiction by The Women of South Asian Descent Collective, Vijay Prashad, Mira Jacob, Sejal Shah, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram:...

Duration:00:16:09

Desi Books Ep 69 w/ Tanaïs

3/11/2022
In today’s episode, we have Tanaïs in the #DesiCraftChat segment. They discuss their new memoir titled In Sensorium. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:01:01:02

Desi Books Ep 68 w/ SJ Sindu

2/25/2022
In today’s episode, we have SJ Sindu in the #DesiReads segment. They're reading from their latest hybrid collection, Dominant Genes. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:18:46

Desi Books Ep 67 w/ Rita Kothari

2/18/2022
In today’s episode, we have Rita Kothari in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She discusses a new anthology titled The Greatest Gujarati Short Stories Ever Told. which she has selected, edited, and mostly translated too. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:42:08

Desi Books Ep 66 w/ Wajahat Ali

2/9/2022
In today’s episode, we have Wajahat Ali in the #DesiCraftChat segment. He discusses his new debut book, a memoir titled Go Back to Where You Came From. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:45:36

Desi Books Ep 65 w/ Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma

1/19/2022
In today’s episode, we have Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in the #DesiCraftChat segment. He discusses his latest book, a literary translation from Tamil to English of the classic masterpiece, Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:51:35

Desi Books Ep 64 w/ Manu Pillai

12/13/2021
In today’s episode, we have Manu Pillai in the #DesiCraftChat segment. He discusses his latest book, False Allies: India's Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:01:04:58

Desi Books Ep 63 w/ Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh (guest hosts: Brown Girl Bookshelf)

12/9/2021
In today’s #FiveDesiFaves episode, we have Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh of Brown Girl Bookshelf sharing their recently-read favorite desi books. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks; @browngbookshelf Instagram: @desi.books; @browngirlbookshelf Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co; https://browngirlbookshelf.org Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews; https://browngirlbookshelf.substack.com/ Email: desibooks@desibooks.co;...

Duration:00:19:40

Desi Books Ep 62 w/ Nandana Sen (guest hosts: Brown Girl Bookshelf)

12/7/2021
In today’s episode, we have Nandana Sen in the #DesiReads segment. She reads from her new poetry translation, Acrobat. The poems were originally written in Bengali by the acclaimed poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen (who is also Nandana's mother.) Introducing the reading are this week's guest hosts, Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh of Brown Girl Bookshelf. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks; @browngbookshelf Instagram: @desi.books; @browngirlbookshelf Facebook: @desibooksfb Website:...

Duration:00:15:41

Desi Books Ep 61 w/ Rafia Zakaria (guest hosts: Brown Girl Bookshelf)

12/6/2021
In today’s episode, we have Rafia Zakaria in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She discusses her new book, Against White Feminism, which was out earlier this year. In conversation with her are this week's guest hosts, Mishika Narula and Srisruthi Ramesh of Brown Girl Bookshelf. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks; @browngbookshelf Instagram: @desi.books; @browngirlbookshelf Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co; https://browngirlbookshelf.org Newsletter:...

Duration:00:48:04

Desi Books Ep 60 w/ Amish Trivedi

12/1/2021
In today’s mini-episode, we have Amish Trivedi in the #DesiReads segment. He's reading from his latest poetry collection, FuturePanic. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:17:51

Desi Books Ep 59 w/ Kirthana Ramisetti

11/30/2021
In today’s episode, we have Kirthana Ramisetti in the #DesiCraftChat segment. She discusses her new novel, Dava Shastri's Last Day, which is out this month. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:36:48

Desi Books Ep 58 w/ Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar

11/17/2021
In today’s mini-episode, we have Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar in the #DesiReads segment. She's reading from her debut flash collection, Morsels of Purple. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:21:12

Desi Books Ep 57 w/ Mayukh Sen

11/16/2021
In today’s episode, we have Mayukh Sen in the #DesiCraftChat segment. They discuss their new book, Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America, which is out this month. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Facebook: @desibooksfb Website: https://desibooks.co Newsletter: https://bit.ly/desibooksnews Email: desibooks@desibooks.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support

Duration:00:56:32