On episode 44, our guest is Rajeev Balusabranyam. Rajeev is the author of the novel Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss, which came out earlier this year. He’s also very accomplished, with a few literary awards and monimations under his belt and degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge, and he’ss lived in all kinds of places. Rajeev talked about what it was his meditation practice, why he loves California, and what it was about the academic world that he wanted to explore in his novel.

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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss, by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

Island of a Thousand Mirrors, by Nayomi Munaweera

Tell Her Everything, by Mirza Waheed

Those Who Are Loved, by Victoria Hislop

The Book Club, by CJ Cooper

Bonnie and Stan, by Anna Stuart

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)

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