Kitabi Karwan

Kitabi Karwan

By Siddharth Gupta
Kitabi Karwan (or KK) was born out a desire to truly fulfil every bookworm's desire to seek genuine engagement and discussions about books, and authors, and writers, and all other related creative personnel associated with the process. Here, we don't talk about ratings nor do we analyse or review books. We discuss them, what they made us feel. We talk about how the writer became what they are today, how did they write this piece, and of course, who and what they end up reading.
Regardless of whether you're a lifelong bibliophile or just starting your karwan with books, do give this a whirl
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Episode 7 : How to start Reading? A Guide for Beginners to Reading
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! Diverging from my usual interview series, I have decided to expand this podcast to talk about well...everything book-ish. In this episode, I talk about how a person who has never read anything, or is a relative novice at reading, can pick up books, for whatever reason they wish to.  This is definitely going to be helpful for all those out there who have always wanted to start reading, but weren't really sure how.   This episode is available on all Youtube at https://youtu.be/LJkOgFDG-Wk and also on our IGTV at www.instagram.com/kitabikarwan
10:08
July 10, 2020
Episode 6 : Nandita Das, Director of Manto and Firaaq
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our final episode of this season, catch me in conversation with Nandita Das , director of the masterpiece biopic Manto and the truly brilliant Firaaq, as I talk to her about her journey through the world of arts, literature, cinema and of course, the prolonged exploration of Manto   This episode is available on Youtube as well at https://youtu.be/ekyxYXnaUdY   Manto & I has been published by Aleph Book Company and is available in all leading bookstores, and on Amazon India at https://amzn.to/2XwoxSf   Here's the Kitabi Karwan post about the collection of short stories by Manto, translated by Aatish Taseer, as mentioned in this episode http://kitabikarwan.com/index.php/2020/03/25/manto-selected-short-stories-translated-by-aatish-taseer/
35:07
June 5, 2020
Episode 5 : Srinivas Reddy, author of Raya
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our our 5th episode, I am in conversation with Srinivas Reddy, talking to him about his absolutely riveting biography of Sri Krishnadeva Raya, and the lack of niche studies in history, the influence of classical music on his work, and of course, Amar Chitra Katha Raya has been released by Juggernaut Books and is available in all leading bookstores and online platforms.  Amazon - https://amzn.to/3ccjBWR  Flipkart - https://dl.flipkart.com/dl//raya-epic-true-story-south-india-s-greatest-king/p/itm973262ba377ec?pid=9789353450977&affid=sidgsiddha   Here's the Kitabi Karwan post about the book - http://kitabikarwan.com/index.php/2020/05/28/raya-by-srinivas-reddy/
35:39
May 29, 2020
Episode 4 : Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, translator of Blood
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our our 4th episode, I am in conversation with Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, Professor at James Madison University as I talk to her about her work, Blood, a translation of Sunil Gangopadhyay’s novel. Exploring this seminal work, we talk about her journey along the translation route, and her path of reading.   Blood, as translated by Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, will be released by Juggernaut Books on Friday, 22nd May 2020.  You can buy the book on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3bOcsMf   Here's the Kitabi Karwan post about this book - http://kitabikarwan.com/index.php/2020/05/21/blood-by-sunil-gangopadhyay-translated-by-dr-debali-mookerjea-leonard/
34:13
May 22, 2020
Episode 3 (Part 2) : Anuja Chauhan
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our third episode, I have a fun chat with one of my favourite authors, Anuja Chauhan, whose books have now been entertaining us for years now. Her constantly fresh, cheeky and supremely relatable writing traces its roots to her amazing campaigns in the advertising world (who can forget Yeh Dil Maange More?)  Check out this episode as I talk to her about exploring the nature of unspoken communication in art, her aversions to meeting her favourite authors and the pressure of being constantly witty. Don't forget to check out the first part of this episode Her books are available at https://amzn.to/2YXnnAu and http://fkrt.it/n88sFQNNNN   This podcast is available on all major platforms at www.anchor.fm/kitabikarwan
31:28
May 20, 2020
Episode 3 (Part 1) : Anuja Chauhan
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our 3rd episode, I have a fun chat with one of my favourite authors, Anuja Chauhan, whose books have now been entertaining us for years now. Her constantly fresh, cheeky and supremely relatable writing traces its roots to her amazing campaigns in the advertising world (who can forget Yeh Dil Maange More?) Check out this episode as I talk to her about exploring character writing, her love for her readers and vice-versa. Don't forget to check out the second part of this episode (to be released on 20th May 2020)   Her books are available at https://amzn.to/2YXnnAu and http://fkrt.it/n88sFQNNNN   This podcast is available on all major platforms at www.anchor.fm/kitabikarwan
33:53
May 17, 2020
Episode 2 : Vandana Singh-Lal, Author of So All is Peace
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our second episode, I have a candid conversation with Vandana Singh - Lal, a debutant author, whose book So All is Peace is beautiful haunting. Exploring the unique scenario of the self-starvation of twin sisters in upper middle-class Delhi, the book is just as mysterious and interesting as the author. Tune in to listen to Vandana's fascinating journey to Oxford, the forests of Madhya Pradesh, the film studios of Mumbai and finally this novel.   The book is available at https://amzn.to/3egxx4i and https://dl.flipkart.com/dl//so-all-peace/p/itm60b03e155fe86?pid=9780670093717&affid=sidgsiddha   Here's the Kitabi Karwan post about So All is Peace - http://kitabikarwan.com/index.php/2020/04/15/so-all-is-peace-by-vandana-singh-lal
28:48
May 15, 2020
Episode 1 : Rheea Mukherjee, Author of The Body Myth
Welcome to the Kitabi Karwan Podcast! For our first episode, I have a candid conversation with Rheea Mukherjee, a fantastic writer whose latest book, The Body Myth, has garnered stellar reviews. Given her unique cultural upbringing of shuttling between the US and India, and building on her vast experience in different roles, she brings a refreshing perspective to the literary scene. Check out this episode as I talk to her about exploring bold themes, classist literature, and of course, culture renaissance and language in literature You can buy her book at Amazon or Flipkart
29:04
May 6, 2020