Paraguayan Book Release Ceremony, 5th February 2014 &
38th Kolkata International Book Fair 2014

Mr Poddar dwelt upon the rich history of Paraguayan Literature from the early 20th Century to the Brilliant Generation of the 1940s that included Josefina Pla & Augusto Rao Bastos, the 1st Paraguayan writer to win the Cervantes Aard for Literature

He informed the gathering of eminent writers, officials of the Book Sellers & Publishers Guild and other distinguished guests about the initiative taken by the Honorary Consulate to translate 2 Paraguayan Books in English by the renowned author, Ms Susana Gertopan last year.

And in the endeavour to give a wider audience to the Paraguayan literature, the Honorary Consulate with the help of its publisher, Best Books have decided to release 4 Paraguayan Books in Bengali & 1 in English.

  • "Akashchari" Bengali translation of ' El Equilibrista ' (Ms Susana Gertopan ) by Ms Roshni Chakraborty & Ms Soumi Chatterjee

  • "Andhokar Gali" Bengali Translation of ' El Callejon Oscuro ' (Ms Susana Gertopan) by Ms Sonali Datta & Mr Subrata Guha

  • "Gunterer Sheet Kal" Bengali translation of ' El Invierno de Gunter ' (Dr Juan Manuel Marcos) by Prof Jaya Choudhury

  • "Swet Chandan" Bengali translation of ' Sandalo Blanco ' (Ms Carla Fabri) by Prof Jaya Choudhury

  • "White Sandalwood" English translation of ' Sandalo Blanco '(Ms Carla Fabri) by Prof Malabika Bhattacharya