In this episode Niba interviews Mansi Choksi about her debut book, The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India. The Newlyweds is a literary investigation into India as a society in transition through the lens of forbidden love, as three young couples reject arranged marriages and risk everything for love in the midst of social and political upheaval.
tw: sexual content, violence, mental illness, homophobia
The American flag holds a lot of history and different meanings depending on who you ask. In the second segment Jordy and Rah discuss what the American flag means to them. During the discussion Jordy, an ex-coast guardian, reflects on her time during her service.
Tw: sexual assualt
The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India by Mansi Choksi
Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo
A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma
The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara
We Do This ‘Til We Free Us by Miriame Kaba
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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose