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Ramendra Kumar’s ‘Dilemma and Other Stories’ Gets a Sinhala Avatar

January 5, 2018

The Sinhala translation of Ramendra Kumar’s book ‘Dilemma and Other Stories’ was recently released in Colombo. This is the writer’s 4th book in Sinhala.

Ramendra Kumar and Dilemma & Other Stories

Translation of Dilemma & Other Stories being released

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) well known children’s author is not only hugely popular among his young readers in India, he has a great following outside of India too. Ramen’s stories have been included every year, since 2011, in a text book brought out by the government of Sri Lanka. These books are distributed by the government to more than 10000 schools across the country.  He is the only author from outside Sri Lanka to achieve this rare distinction.

The Sinhala translation of Ramen’s book ‘Dilemma and Other Stories’ was recently released in Colombo. This is the writer’s 4th book in Sinhala. Ramen was felicitated by the Writers and Publishers of Sri Lanka, for his significant contribution to children’s literature, on   22nd December at Colombo.

Deshabandhu Sirisunama Godage, the award winning publisher and Bobby G. Boteju, acclaimed translator honoured Ramendra at a function held in Godage Book Emporium.

Ramendra Kumar in Sri Lanka

Ramen being felicitated in Sri Lanka

A day earlier, Ramen addressed a large gathering of students, teachers and parents.  The first copies of 40 books written by children were presented by the young authors to the Indian writer.

Children, parents and teachers are all ears (and eyes) as Ramen unleashes a story! (R) Text book printed by Government of Sri Lanka which includes Ramen’s story.

His latest book in English, ‘Against All Odds’, published by Duckbill Books, had its first overseas release on the occasion. (Read interview with Ramendra Kumar on Against All Odds)

Against All Odds by Ramendra Kumar

Release of Against All Odds

Ramen’s Sri Lanka sojourn commenced at the University of  Sri Jayawardenapura,   Nugegoda. The writer addressed the students and professors of the university on the topic ‘My Tryst with Literature’.

Ramendra Kumar

Ramen addressing a gathering of writers, publishers & editors

More to read about Ramendra Kumar and His Books

Against All Odds: The Triumph of the Human Spirit – In Conversation with Ramendra Kumar

A Tsunami Called Naani: In Conversation with Children’s Books Author Ramendra Kumar

Bookaroo @ Bengaluru 2017: Books & Bliss with Story Telling!

Effective Parenting

Ramendra Kumar’s Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm is available on Amazon and Flipkart.

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