Desi Books

Desi Books

By Jenny Bhatt
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: desibooks.co/
Twitter: @desibooks
Instagram: @desi.books
Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com
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DesiBooks Episode 11

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DesiBooks Episode 11

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DesiBooks Episode 13
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
55:26
July 3, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 12
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
1:20:39
June 25, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 11
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.
41:07
June 17, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 10
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
30:54
June 9, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 9
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.
53:26
June 3, 2020
DesiBooks Podcast Episode 8
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.
1:08:20
May 27, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 7
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.
55:00
May 19, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 6
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
24:50
May 12, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 5
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 the graphic storyteller, Bishakh Som, joining us for a new monthly segment called #DesiCraftChat. This segment will feature storytellers talking about their craft, how they approach it, their process, their works, and more. So Bishakh will be sharing details about her latest collection, Apsara Engine, and how she approaches the graphic storytelling form. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/05/06/desibooks-podcast-episode-5. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 6.
47:26
May 5, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 4
In this episode, in addition to the usual roundup of new notable desi books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, awards, and more, we have Kamil Ahsan joining us for a conversation about the 2019 desi issue of Barrelhouse Magazine, which he edited. This conversation is part of a new monthly segment called “Desi Lit Biz” where we’ll discuss business and behind-the-scenes publishing aspects of desi literature with writers and industry folks. The episode transcript and all links are here: http://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/04/28/desibooks-podcast-episode-4. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 5.
1:09:21
April 28, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 3
Welcome to the third episode of DesiBooks. This is a shorter episode with a roundup of notable new books, stories, poems, essays, interviews, events, awards, and calls. The transcript and all links are here: http://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/04/21/desibooks-podcast-episode-3. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next week for episode 4.
12:35
April 21, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 2
Welcome to the second episode of DesiBooks. In addition to the usual roundup of new and notable South Asian books, short stories, poems, essays, interviews, events, and awards, we'll be hearing from the physician and writer, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, about her favorite desi books. Transcript and all links: https://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/04/13/desibooks-podcast-episode-2/. Follow on Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email at: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. The episode page will be up with all links within the next 24 hours. Thanks for listening. Tune in next weekend for episode 3.
29:43
April 13, 2020
DesiBooks Episode 1
In this first ever episode, there's a bit about the whys and wherefores of the DesiBooks podcast and a brisk roundup of new and notable South Asian books, short stories, essays, interviews, events, and awards. And, yes, there's a tiny literary rant at the end. Transcript and all links: https://jennybhattwriter.com/2020/04/05/desibooks-podcast-episode-1/. Twitter: @DesiBooks. Email: hellodesibooks@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Tune in next weekend for episode 2.
18:46
April 5, 2020
DesiBooks Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the DesiBooks podcast -- news and views about Desi literature from the world over.
00:58
March 20, 2020