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New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) Anthologies of short stories and poetry in Marathi, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Assamese and Bangla were released by India's National Book Trust as it celebrated its move to new premises today.

Set up fifty-one years ago today, the Trust, which claims to have published 17,000 titles, has shifted base to its own building in South Delhi's Vasant Kunj Institutional Area.

The release of the anthologies was timed to coincide with its foundation day celebration, which was originally to have been attended by Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh.

The Golden Jubilee Anthologies released: -- Drishyantar (an anthology of Marathi poetry) edited by Chandrakant Patil; -- Paridrishya (an anthology of Marathi short-story) edited by Nishikant Thakar; -- Sakh Bharay Sabad (an anthology of Rajasthani poetry) edited by Arjun Dev Charan; -- Pirah Khan Poi (an anthology of Sindhi poetry) edited by Dr Moti Prakash; -- Galp Chayan (an anthology of Assamese short-story) edited by Nagen Saikia; and -- Katha-Yatra (an anthology of Bangla short-story) edited by Dr Ram Kumar Mukhopadhayay.

Speakers on the occasion stressed the need to translate regional language works into various Indian languages to help more people enjoy such works.

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