Books & Authors


Reading Love, Sex and Intimacy in South Asia

This week, we’re going to be spotlighting some incredible works by South Asian women who unravel the complicated feelings of love, sex and intimacy.

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Farah Naz Rishi and A Strange and Long Journey

Farah Naz Rishi describes what she poured into her new romance novel, “It’s All Coming Back To You,” a Desi-centric tale for the mushy times.


Motherhood and Its (Dis)contents in 7 Books

The challenges of motherhood are often ones we look over, glossing over the nuances and complexities. Here are some works of fiction that capture it best.

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7 Books That Might Change Your Love Life

“Love and marriage go together like horse and carriage” sang Sinatra in the 50s, but today’s millennials and Gen Z would scoff at the notion. Families come in all colors, shapes and…
Bhanu Kapil Winner of T.S. Eliot Prize

Indian-Origin Poet Bhanu Kapil Wins T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize

Indian-origin poet Bhanu Kapil is the winner of one of Britain’s most prestigious poetry awards, the T.S. Eliot prize, for her collection ‘How to Wash a Heart.’ The book is Kapil’s first…

The Inheritance of Pain: Avni Doshi’s “Burnt Sugar” Novel

In Avni Doshi’s Booker-shortlisted “Burnt Sugar,” narrator Antara begins by making a strong admission: “I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.” This sets the…