17 June 2013


Press Release
Book release of The One-eyed Chick and Other Stories
By Basanta Kumar Satpathy
At India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

16 June 2013

New Delhi 16 June, The One-eyed Chick and Other stories, a collection of Odiya short stories by Basanta Kumar Satpathy (1913-1994) in English translation was released by Sri Pavan Kumar Varma (IFS), renowned author and Advisor to the Bihar Government at India International Centre on the 16th of June 2013.

The book has been edited by Professor Bikram Kumar Das for Delhi’s Worldview Publishers. It carries 18 of Satpathy’s most popular stories. Satpathy was born in the erstwhile princely state of Mayurbhanj and lived through the years of the formation of Odisha. He wrote many short stories and translated and adapted plays in Odiya. His stories are marked by a deep sense of humanitarian empathy for the poor and down-trodden as well as for the plant and animal kingdom. He was honored with numerous literary prizes including the prestigious Odisha Sahitya Academy award in 1968. 

Professor Harish Trivedi spoke on the book and well-known poet and painter, Dr. Sukrita Paul Kumari read a few excerpts from the book. Professor MakasriLal presided over the function. Many eminent writers and book lovers attended the function.

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