South Asian Literature

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

An encounter with Sandeep Ray

"I have lifted from these stories. I’ve stolen from these stories. But you know, I’ve remade the characters so they don’t directly relate to anyone’s biography. But I cannot deny that a lot of the anecdotes, events and arc of the story come from certain family experiences", states Sandeep Ray.

September 7, 2022
September 7, 2022

South Asia Speaks creative writing mentorship open for applications

The free, year-long fellowship for creative writers from South Asia, is accepting applications until September 30, 2022. 

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

July’s ULAB Literary Salon discusses Bangladeshi short story anthologies

An engaging discussion on translations unfolded at the event.

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

Some gold, some lemonade, and a whole lot of ambition—the recipe for immigrant success in Sanjena Sathian's 'Gold Diggers'

Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel, Gold Diggers (Penguin Press, 2021), is set in an Indian American enclave within suburban Atlanta, a pressure-

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The universality of solitude and good books in Jhumpa Lahiri's 'Whereabouts'

Whereabouts (Penguin India, 2021) is Jhumpa Lahiri’s third novel, published originally as Dove mi trovo (2018) in Italian and translated to English by the author herself, as she did with her work of nonfiction, In Other Words (2015).

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Bookstagram celebrates South Asian Heritage Month 2021

This year, British Asian book blogger Minaal Reid, known on Instagram as @minaal.reads, brought the celebration of South Asian Heritage Month to bookstagram by hosting a collaborative project featuring several South Asian content creators on Instagram. The hashtag #SouthAsianHeritageMonth was launched by Minaal with a seven-slide post outlining the scheduled programmes programs and participants, with the goal of having South Asian communities all over social media interact with each other through online content creation, while simultaneously diversifying the concept of South Asian identities on the same platforms. 

November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017

Curtain falls on Dhaka Lit Fest

A romantic novel set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war bagged the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, as the seventh Dhaka Literary Festival ended yesterday with hopes of engaging even more literary minds from across the globe next year.