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Author: Jenny Bhatt

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News and views about desi books from the world over (host: Jenny Bhatt.) In addition to a literary news roundup of new and notable books, stories, essays, poems, awards, events, etc., 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
Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
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Desi Books Episode 25

Desi Books Episode 25

2021-04-1048:41

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Dr. Renuka Singh discussing her latest edited book of quotations from the Dalai Lama, The Little Book of Encouragement, in #DesiCraftChat. And Shaukat Ajmeri reads from his debut novel, Keepers of the Faith, in the #DesiReads segment. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a few days at http://desibooks.co. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Website: https://desibooks.co Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
Desi Books Episode 24

Desi Books Episode 24

2021-03-1152:19

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Shoba Narayan discussing her latest book, Food and Faith, in #DesiCraftChat. And Dr. Gayatri Sethi, who's a writer, educator, and co-founder of the #DesiKidLit community. shares some new and notable books in this new quarterly segment. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a few days at http://desibooks.co. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Website: https://desibooks.co Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
Desi Books Episode 23

Desi Books Episode 23

2021-02-2053:11

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Syed Masood discussing his latest novel, The Bad Muslim Discount, in #DesiCraftChat. And Farzana Doctor, whose latest novel titled Seven was recently published, will be sharing her #FiveDesiFaves. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a few days at http://desibooks.co. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Website: https://desibooks.co Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
Desi Books Episode 22

Desi Books Episode 22

2021-01-1539:13

Happy new year. In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Moni Mohsin discussing her latest novel, The Impeccable Integrity of Ruby R., in the #DesiCraftChat segment. And I'll share a bit of information about the upcoming Desi Books in Translation (#DBiT) club. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a few days at http://desibooks.co. Thank you for listening. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Website: https://desibooks.co Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
Desi Books Episode 21

Desi Books Episode 21

2020-12-1933:19

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Nandini Bhattacharya sharing her favorite historical novels in the #FiveDesiFaves segment. Her debut novel, Love's Garden, is also historical fiction and out this year. And Anuja Ghimire shares her three favorite poems in the #DesiBoost segment. Her debut poetry chapbook, Kathmandu, is also out this year. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a couple of days at http://desibooks.co. Thank you for listening. Tune in for Episode 22 in the new year. Happy holidays to all. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Website: https://desibooks.co Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 20

DesiBooks Episode 20

2020-12-0401:05:05

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Sarina Prabasi in conversation in the #DesiLitBiz segment. She'll be talking about her memoir, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Bringing Hope in Desperate Times. We also have Haider Shahbaz sharing his three favorite literary works in the #DesiBoost segment. His latest literary translation, from Urdu to English, is the novel, Hassan's State of Affairs, by Mirza Athar Baig. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a couple of days at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 21. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 19

DesiBooks Episode 19

2020-11-1601:22:141

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Shubhanga Pandey in conversation in the #DesiLitBiz segment. He'll be discussing Himal Southasian, where he's the chief editor, and SAAG Anthology, where he's a senior editor. We also have Kavita Jindal sharing her #FiveDesiFaves. She has a novel just out in the US titled Manual for a Decent Life. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a couple of days at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 20. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 18

DesiBooks Episode 18

2020-10-2101:04:33

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Tara Kaushal in conversation in the #DesiLitBiz segment. She discusses her new book Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation. And Suman Mallick, whose debut novel The Black Marketer's Daughter is just out, will be sharing his #FiveDesiFaves. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a couple of days at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 19. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 17

DesiBooks Episode 17

2020-10-0539:15

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Taran Khan in #DesiReads reading from her memoir, Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul. And we have Satish Prabasi, who has a new memoir out titled Fragments of Memory: A Nepali National’s Reminiscences, sharing his favorite desi reads on #DesiBoost. The episode transcript and all links will be up in a couple of days at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 18. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 16

DesiBooks Episode 16

2020-09-1854:09

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Tara Isabel Zambrano in #DesiCraftChat discussing flash fiction and her new collection, Death, Desire, and Other Destinations. And we have Madi Sinha, who has a new novel out called White Coat Diaries, sharing her favorite desi reads on #DesiBoost. The episode transcript and all links will be up within 24 hours at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 17. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 15

DesiBooks Episode 15

2020-09-0231:03

In today’s episode, in addition to a roundup of new and notable books, we have Saumya Dave in the #DesiBoost. segment boosting three of her recent favorites. And we have Guruprasad Kaginele sharing his favorite desi books in #FiveDesiFaves. The episode transcript and all links will be up within 24 hours at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 16. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 14

DesiBooks Episode 14

2020-08-1555:46

In today’s episode, there's an update about some listener-requested changes to the podcast format. There's a new segment called #DesiBoost.. We have the writer, Sarah Thankam Mathews, talking about the exciting new South Asian Avante-Garde (SAAG) Anthology in the #DesiLitBiz segment. And we have the writer, Sameer Pandya, reading from his new novel, Members Only, in #DesiReads. The episode transcript and all links will be up within 24 hours at http://desibooks.co. Thanks for listening. Tune in a couple of weeks later for Episode 15. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 13

DesiBooks Episode 13

2020-07-0355:26

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Soniah Kamal in the #DesiCraftChat segment talking about literary adaptations and her novel, Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan. Due to the long holiday weekend in the US, we do not have the weekly #DesiBooksGiveaway segment. The episode transcript and all links will be up within 24 hours at http://desibooks.co/2020/07/03/desibooks-podcast-episode-13. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 14. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 12

DesiBooks Episode 12

2020-06-2502:37:22

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Mahmud Rahman in the #DesiLitBiz segment talking about South Asian literary translations. We also have Dr Reshma Ruia talking about her new poetry collection, A Dinner Party in the Home Counties, in our #DesiBooksGiveaway this week. The episode transcript and all links will be at this link within 24 hours: http://desibooks.co/2020/06/26/desibooks-podcast-episode-12. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 13. Twitter: @DesiBooks Instagram: @desi.books Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com Sponsorships: off for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 11

DesiBooks Episode 11

2020-06-1741:08

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Dr. Maya Shanbhag Lang in the #DesiReads segment reading from her new memoir, What We Carry. We also have Dr Reshma Ruia talking about her new poetry collection, A Dinner Party in the Home Counties, in our #DesiBooksGiveaway this week. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://desibooks.co/2020/06/18/desibooks-podcast-episode-11. Twitter: @DesiBooks. Instagram: @desi.books. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 12. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 10

DesiBooks Episode 10

2020-06-0930:55

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Jini Reddy in the #FiveDesiFaves segment talking about her favorite desi books related to travel and her own travel and nature book, Wanderland. We also have Dr Pragya Agarwal talking about her new book about unconscious biases titled Sway in our #DesiBooksGiveaway this week. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://desibooks.co/2020/06/10/desibooks-podcast-episode-10. Twitter: @DesiBooks. Instagram: @desi.books. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 11. Sponsorships: off for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 9

DesiBooks Episode 9

2020-06-0353:26

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Sejal Shah in the #DesiLCraftChat segment talking about the essay form and her new essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance. We also have Fowzia Karimi telling us about her new novel, which is our #DesiBooksGiveaway this week. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://desibooks.co/2020/06/03/desibooks-podcast-episode-9. Twitter: @DesiBooks. Instagram: @desi.books. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 10. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Podcast Episode 8

DesiBooks Podcast Episode 8

2020-05-2701:08:20

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Aruni Kashyap in the #DesiLitBiz segment talking about literary awards and South Asian literature. We also have Pawan Dhingra telling us about his new book, which is our #DesiBooksGiveaway this week. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://desibooks.co/2020/05/27/desibooks-podcast-episode-8. Twitter: @DesiBooks. Instagram: @desi.books. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 9. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 7

DesiBooks Episode 7

2020-05-1955:00

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Sopan Deb in the #DesiReads segment, where he's reading from his new memoir, Missed Translations. There's another new segment starting this week: #DesiBooksGiveaways. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/05/20/desibooks-podcast-episode-7. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 8. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
DesiBooks Episode 6

DesiBooks Episode 6

2020-05-1224:50

In today’s episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Rani Shah sharing her #FiveDesiFaves -- desi books that have influenced her in some way or another. Rani has a new book out herself. It's a lovely, timely non-fiction book titled Wisdom from the Humble Jellyfish. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/05/13/desibooks-podcast-episode-6. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 7. Sponsorships: off for this episode --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/desibooks/support
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