#DesiRepDiscussions

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Hey guys!

Over the past couple years, the #DiverseReads movement has gained momentum and people have become aware of reading books that have characters that are not just cis straight and white. After All, this world is a huge place and there are many different, diverse people here that are not straight or white. They have been poorly represented in media for a long time and that has taken its toll.

Desis are an example of such oppressed voices. We have not been represented in a good light in the western media, but, thankfully, that has changed in the last few years and with emerging authors such as Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, Tara Sim, Dhonielle Clayton, Sabaa Tahir etc, hopefully, people will see us in a better light and begin to understand our culture more.

The purpose of this discussion event is to make others aware of the lush, beautiful desi culture and to tell them more about us. So, for the next few days, my absolutely amazing friend, Aditi from A Thousand Words A Million Books and I will be sharing various essays by desi book people – bloggers, bookstagrammers, twitterati etc for you guys.

I hope that you learn something new by reading what we have in store for you here and that you enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by!

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1. Why Is This Desi Rep Important?

2. How I Hate Your Racist Joke

3. Importance of Desi Rep

4. Humanizing Desi Characters

5. Representation Matters

6. My Hero, Rishi Patel

7. The Colours of a Peacock

8. All Things Desi

9. Indians Are More Than Just Their Names

10. Existing Rep in Books

11. Shudh Desi Romance

12. A Love Letter to Sandhya Menon

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