releases four translated books in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) In its effort to cater to the growing
interest of Bengalis in the US, its consulate general here
Thursday released a set of four books about its economy, politics,
government and literature, translated into Bengali, an official
"This is the first time the four titles of the popular
'Outline Series', published by the US Department of State's
Bureau of International Programmes (IIP), have been translated
into a foreign language," Douglas G. Kelly, director
of American Center (Kolkata), told IANS on the sidelines of
the book launch at the 33rd Kolkata Book Fair Thursday evening.
"We have found that there is a growing interest about
US among the Bengalis. This is a major initiative to promote
awareness and study of US foreign policy, society and values
among Bengalis present not only in West Bengal, but in all
countries, including Bangladesh," Kelly said.
Kelly said the four books would be translated in Hindi and
Urdu in near future.
"We have also decided to release Hindi and Urdu translated
versions of these four titles soon to reach out to almost
all Indians," Kelly said.
The four titles include "Outline of US History",
"Outline of US Government", "Outline of American
Literature" and "Outline of US Economy".
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