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Our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur love to read books, and now they're bringing their favorites to you every month. With each book, they bring their unique perspectives and experiences as women of color living in the USA. Subscribe NOW to stay tuned!





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Brown Girls Read Daman & Khyati

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur love to read books, and now they're bringing their favorites to you every month. With each book, they bring their unique perspectives and experiences as women of color living in the USA. Subscribe NOW to stay tuned!





Music: Purple Planet Music [https://www.purple-planet.com/]

    Cheryl Strayed (Brown Girls Happy Hour BONUS Episode)

    Cheryl Strayed (Brown Girls Happy Hour BONUS Episode)

    Did you know that we also host virtual happy hours where we invite authors & talk about books and lives? We still can't believe that we had the honor of having Cheryl Strayed as our guest. Listen to our conversation, and follow @browngirlshappyhour on Instagram for more cocktails and conversations with your favorite authors!

    If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content.

    You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!


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    • 24 min
    Chitra Divakaruni (Author Interview)

    Chitra Divakaruni (Author Interview)

    In this episode, author Chitra Divakaruni & hosts Daman Tiwana & Khyati Thakur discuss The Palace of Illusions, which offers a woman’s take on the timeless tale  of Mahabharata. Narrated by Panchaali, wife of the five Pandava  brothers, the novel traces her life from fiery birth and lonely  childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion; through  her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage,  motherhood, and her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her  husbands’ most dangerous enemy. If you like this episode, please leave a  5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content.

    You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!

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    • 26 min
    The Palace of Illusions, by Chitra Divakaruni

    The Palace of Illusions, by Chitra Divakaruni

    In this episode, hosts Daman Tiwana & Khyati Thakur discuss The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Divakaruni, which offers a woman’s take on the timeless tale of Mahabharata. Narrated by Panchaali, wife of the five Pandava brothers, the novel traces her life from fiery birth and lonely childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion; through her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage, motherhood, and her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy. If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel, Brown Girls Read for more content.

    You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!

    Show notes: https://browngirlsread.wordpress.com


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    • 31 min
    Unfinished, by Priyanka Chopra

    Unfinished, by Priyanka Chopra

    In this episode, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur discuss Priyanka Chopra's refreshing memoir and also share their stories and experiences, and talk about beauty pageants, the importance of confidence in achieving our goals, the role parents can play in our journey, Koffee with Karan, and a lot more!

    If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content.

    You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!

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    • 29 min
    Rishi Reddi (Author Interview)

    Rishi Reddi (Author Interview)

    In this  episode, we talk to the author of the book Karma and Other Stories: Rishi Reddi, and discussSouth Asian literature, her books and the process of developing these stories, and more!

    If you like this episode, please leave a 5-star review and a  comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for  updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content.

    You can also support us at patreon.com/browngirlsread and get access to exclusive content!

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    • 21 min
    Karma & other stories, by Rishi Reddi

    Karma & other stories, by Rishi Reddi

    Karma and other stories is a collection of seven short stories about different individuals from the South Asian diaspora. The three stories that we have picked portray women in different stages of their lives. Through their stories, our hosts Daman Tiwana and Khyati Thakur share their stories and experiences, and talk about gender discrimination in South Asian communities, a lot of taboos like divorce, sexual harassment aka eve-teased in India, and a lot of other issues that this book highlights.

    If you like this episode, please  leave a 5-star review and a comment. Follow us on Instagram @browngirlsreadpod and Twitter @browngirlsread1 for updates on future episodes, and on our YouTube channel Brown Girls Read for more content.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

NKS_Nishita ,

Fresh, fun and lots of different perspectives

Apart from all the wonderful things said about these girls and their podcast, my favorite part is their honesty in the reviews. They have some unique perspectives to the books they read that come from their own experiences and that’s almost as good as reading another book! A must listen.

Billy aka. Reg. Beezy ,

A True Pleasure To Listen To

Brown Girls Read is such a fun podcast even for my cynical, angry, contrarian ears. Their enthusiasm for literacy and their affection for knowledge is invigorating. In a landscape rife with true crime sagas and take downs of politicians Daman and Kyati stand out for their humor and cultural curiosity.

Julie Strauss ,

Great fun

Smart, funny women reading good books. It’s a perfect combination. I love how their friendship comes across in every episode. Even when I’m not interested in the book they are discussing, I’m always interested in what they have to say.

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