Starmark, in association with Niyogi Books organized the launch of ‘Timesless Tales from Bengal-An Anthology of Bangla Children’s and Young Adults’ Stories’. The anthology contains 34 well-known stories originally written in Bengali by eminent writers for children and young adults. The works of 30 writers feature in this book.
Present at the launch were Prasad Ranjan Ray, author, critic and former civil servant, Bani Basu, novelist and academician, Surangana Banerjee, writer and illustrator of books for young adults, and Dipankar Roy and Saurav Dasthakur, the editors of this anthology.
Timesless Tales from Bengal is a unique anthology of translated stories and offers to the readers from fantasy, folk tales and animal stories through comic tales, detective fiction and adventure and suspense stories to ghost stories, historical narratives, sports narratives and tales of social consciousness. The stories have been translated by Dipankar Roy and Saurav Dasthakur from popular Bangla short stories written by illustrious writers.
The book is enriched with beautiful illustrations, bio-notes of the authors, a glossary and an informed introduction. Timesless Tales from Bengal would also be useful to enthusiastic researchers.
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