Desi Books

Desi Books

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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May 10, 2022 59 min

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...

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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 exce...

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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 conversa...

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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.

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March 25, 2022 13 min

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.

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March 17, 2022 16 min

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. T...

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March 11, 2022 61 min

In today’s episode, we have Tanaïs in the #DesiCraftChat segment. They discuss their new memoir titled In Sensorium. Thank you for listening.

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February 25, 2022 18 min

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.

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February 18, 2022 42 min

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.

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February 9, 2022 45 min

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.

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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.

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December 13, 2021 64 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 1, 2021 17 min

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.

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November 30, 2021 36 min

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.

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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.

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November 15, 2021 56 min

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.

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November 12, 2021 19 min

In today’s mini-episode, we have Zilka Joseph in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. She has a new poetry collection out titled In our Beautiful Bones. Here, she shares his five favorite desi books of poetry and hybrid essays. Thank you for listening.

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