Welcome to Desi Reads


For book-lovers, from book-lovers. 


We'll help you discover up-and-coming literary talent and undiscovered gems, all connected to the Indian subcontinent - from exciting books and authors to the hottest blogs. 


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Chosen by Farhana  

We know you shouldn’t judge a book by the way it looks. However, with its shimmering turquoise, pink, gold, purple and silver cover featuring birds, flowers, mountains, gemstones and tigers that look ready to leap off the page, Jasbinder Bilan’s Asha & the Spirit Bird is just as gorgeous on the inside. Get ready for an epic, magical adventure.

The story follows 11-year-old Asha, who lives a humble existence in the foothills of the Himalayas, helping her mum run the...

Chosen by Farhana  

Not one, but two kick-arse female detectives, a diverse cast of fascinating supporting characters, and a dark and twisting whodunit that takes you from London, to Pakistan, Bali, Istanbul and beyond... The Unbroken is not your typical crime thriller.

Written by Manchester-born Alex Caan (author of Cut to the Bone, First to Die and (under Alex Khan) Bollywood Wives), his latest novel The Unbroken keeps you guessing till the very end. The action begins with Mill...

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Founders of S.A.S.S

Sheetal Mistry & Shirin Shah

On the 17th May 2019, Tara studios, London, hosted a one-off SOLD OUT live book club in front of an audience.  This was a collaboration between S.A.S.S. (South Asian Sisters Speak) and their Brown Girls Book Club, MissyMya and Tara Arts. 

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