89 episodes

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
Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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
Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Desi Books Ep 88 w/ Rhiya Pau

    Desi Books Ep 88 w/ Rhiya Pau

    In today’s episode, we have Rhiya Pau in the #DesiReads segment. She's reading from her poetry collection, Routes. The transcript is also up on the Desi Books website. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 21 min
    Desi Books Ep 87 w/ Raena Shirali

    Desi Books Ep 87 w/ Raena Shirali

    In today’s episode, we have Raena Shirali in the #DesiReads segment. She's reading from her poetry collection, summonings. The transcript is also up on the Desi Books website. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 17 min
    Desi Books Ep 86 w/ Dipika Mukherjee

    Desi Books Ep 86 w/ Dipika Mukherjee

    In today’s episode, we have Dipika Mukherjee in the #DesiReads segment. She's reading from her poetry collection, Dialect of Distant Harbors. The transcript is also up on the Desi Books website. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 14 min
    Desi Books Ep 85 w/ Gaia Rajan

    Desi Books Ep 85 w/ Gaia Rajan

    In today’s episode, we have Gaia Rajan in the #DesiReads segment. She's reading from her poetry collection, Killing It. The transcript is also up on the Desi Books website. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 18 min
    Desi Books Ep 84 w/ Sorayya Khan

    Desi Books Ep 84 w/ Sorayya Khan

    In today’s episode, we have Sorayya Khan in #FiveDesiFaves. She has a new memoir: We Take Our Cities With Us. Here, she discusses the five desi books to which she owes a substantial debt. Covering multiple genres and generations, these books are by Sara Suleri, Bapsi Sidhwa, Agha Shahid Ali, Urvashi Butalia, and Intizar Husain. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 21 min
    Desi Books Ep 83 w/ N. Kalyan Raman

    Desi Books Ep 83 w/ N. Kalyan Raman

    In today's #DesiCraftChat, we have N. Kalyan Raman discussing his latest Tamil-to-English translation of Vaasanthi's novel, Breaking Free. We also discuss how he chooses the works to translate, what drew him to translate this novel, how a translator brings all their learning and experiences to their translation work, how he sees literary criticism and translation work as connected, and a lot more. Thank you for listening.

    Twitter: @DesiBooks

    Instagram: @desi.books

    Facebook: @desibooksfb

    Website: https://desibooks.co

    Newsletter: https://desibooks.co/desi-books-newsletter-2/

    Email: desibooks@desibooks.co

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Bluefeather1111 ,

Not just for desis; for anyone who loves books

Absolutely love this podcast. Yes, it started with my interest in hearing more about desi writers, their books, their art, their space. But this podcast, while it’s focus is on desi writers, covers so many themes, rhythms, craft related topics, narratives that it would be of interest to anyone who’s interested in books, writing, or just stories from around the world. The read alouds are great too. It has now become my almost daily listening pleasure. And I love what it does for the authors featured here. Bravo!

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