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Caption: Amy Tan and Sandip Roy at the Jaipur Lit. Fest., Credit: Sandip Roy
Sandip and writers Amy Tan and Rabih Alameddine explore what makes Jaipur one of the greatest literature festivals in the world.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Jaipur Lit Fest panel, Credit: Sandip Roy
Writer Sandip Roy experiences a deeper meaning to the 'Lit fest’ circuit.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Paul Beatty at the Kolkata Literary Meet , Credit: Kolkata Literary Meet
If the polls had been right and Hillary Clinton had won someone could have written a great American satire of an America where Donald Trump wins. B...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This mother’s Day I was thinking about a very particular mother. Not mine but a woman named Leila Seth. Leila Seth was the first woman to top th...

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Kolkata Lit Fest promotional poster, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I cannot begin to imagine what it means to be lost for 25 YEARS. Like S...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bharati Mukherjee, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Bharati Mukherjee is gone but she left the light on for many of us.

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Iranian-American writer Firoozeh Dumas' commentaries about her hyphenated life have aired on NPR. But that was a different America. While Firoozeh ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sunjeev Sahota
The book “The year of the Runaways” was shortlisted for a Man Booker. But Sunjeev Sahota is an unlikely storyteller, he’d never read a novel until ...

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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Sandip Roy gets virtually stranded in Bangladesh at the Dhaka Lit. Fest.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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Chaya Gilboa falls deeply in love with a library book, and becomes convinced that her soulmate will have felt the same connection to the text. She ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 12:51
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The Japanese word "Mottainai" refers to the essence of things, and suggests that objects do not exist in isolation, rather that they are intrinsica...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Kids singing at the Jaipur Lit. Fest.
Once if you wanted to be an Indian city of any standing, you were measured by flyovers, speciality hospitals or multiplexes. These days you are mea...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Khushwant Singh at his home in Delhi
India just lost its grand old man of letters. Khushwant Singh was 99 and still writing when he died in Delhi last week.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Carmignano is an invitation to pause and reflect on the limits of our taste, and learn to surpass them. It explores how taste is simultaneously th...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2013
  • Length: 45:00
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Muslim scholar Leila Ahmed argues for an alternative to fundamentalist Islam, for an oral, ethical tradition, passed down from mothers and grandmot...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2004
  • Length: 17:40
  • Purchases: 4
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Confronting the tyrannies of our times through the transformative power of the novel.

Bought by KZYX, WETA, WFUV, KZYX, and WYSO


  • Added: Feb 28, 2004
  • Length: 22:40
  • Purchases: 5