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The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim: A Love Letter to the Bangladeshi Diaspora

Starting off with a very happy new year to everybody taking the time to read this post! I haven't been very active for a while, and I've been busy with exams and preparations but on the first day of 2023, I'm excited to be sharing my review of The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim. The… Continue reading The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim: A Love Letter to the Bangladeshi Diaspora

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South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Priyanka Taslim

Back in August, I had a blast reading only Desi books for the entire month! And right when I thought I wouldn't be able to keep up my streak anymore, The Love Match hit me and boy, I haven't experienced something so fantastic. A perfect blend of tropes done well, a Natok setting and wonderful… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Priyanka Taslim

South Asian Spotlight — Inosh, writer, discusses Beyond the Basics of Diverse SFF

Hello again everyone and welcome back to another post in the Spotlight! Inosh is a South Asian writer and is now here on the blog to talk “Diverse SFF: Beyond the Basics”. They are also on Twitter at @Morallygreylost so don't forget to follow them there! This October, the blog is featuring many voices from… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight — Inosh, writer, discusses Beyond the Basics of Diverse SFF

South Asian Spotlight — Gourav Mohanty discusses the Necessity of an Update for the BIPOC Definition

We've all read many diverse books, but have we ever thought about how many of those books are written by native or mainland authors? Sons of Darkness is one such book written by Gourav Mohanty, author of India's first grimdark epic fantasy! What exactly is BIPOC, and is there a line between native and diaspora?… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight — Gourav Mohanty discusses the Necessity of an Update for the BIPOC Definition

South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Sathya Achia

Welcome back to the blog everyone! Featuring diverse voices has always been something I'm passionate about and one of these books with a brown cast and setting is In My Hands by Sathya Achia. With a bold cover and intriguing premise, In My Hands is a recently released debut that you need to pick up… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Sathya Achia

South Asian Spotlight —Payal Doshi recommends Middle Grade Fantasy Books

I'm back, people—and with a brand new post! Middle grade fantasy is a genre that I've been loving recently and what better way to rekindle the joy in reading about children than a post about Desi middle grade books? From Aru Shah to Kiki Kallira and counting, a huge amount of books span the genre… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight —Payal Doshi recommends Middle Grade Fantasy Books

South Asian Spotlight —Athira, blogger, discusses LGBTQIA+ Representation in Indian Movies & Recommends Some

Hello again! Today's post from South Asian Spotlight will be welcoming Athira, who recommends some Indian movies that feature LGBTQIA+ representation. Queerness is such an essential part of the society and I'm so excited to be hosting Athira on my blog as she lists some movies from the Indian film industry with positive queer representation!… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight —Athira, blogger, discusses LGBTQIA+ Representation in Indian Movies & Recommends Some

South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Rati Mehrotra

One of the books that absolutely blew me away this year was Rati Mehrotra's Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove! This book was such a pleasant surprise with its fast paced plot and an intriguing cast of characters set in medieval India. Releasing next week, this is a book you aren't going to… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight — Author Interview with Rati Mehrotra

South Asian Spotlight —Aamna Qureshi discusses Diversity and Worldbuilding

Hello there! Two months ago, I was introduced to the lush and political world of Marghazar and I fell so deeply in love with the Pakistani-inspired fantasy. The Lady or the Lion is a debut that you must pick up because it's got everything you can think of! And today, I'm so glad to be… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight —Aamna Qureshi discusses Diversity and Worldbuilding

South Asian Spotlight —Kshoni, blogger, discusses South Asian representation in SFF media

Welcome back, everybody! It's the second post of this month and I'm so honoured to be having Kshoni from A Page Full of Words over at my blog today as she discusses South Asian representation in SFF media. This October, the blog is featuring many voices from the South Asian community, so if you seem… Continue reading South Asian Spotlight —Kshoni, blogger, discusses South Asian representation in SFF media