Sunday, March 15, 2009

About Parabaas Translation

Parabaas, Inc. was formed in 1997 to promote Bengali language, literature, and culture on the internet. We have been bringing to our readers Bengali contemporary writing in this emerging medium through our webzine Parabaas. We have published several e-novels and e-plays since then. In February 2001, we started a new section to carry English translations of work by major Bengali authors.

A part of our mission is to develop and standardize cyber-friendly word-processing tools in Bengali and make them freely available to our readers. This effort has naturally expanded itself to include other Indic languages in our scope.

In time we hope to publish translations of Bengali literature into other Indian languages as well as disntictively "Indian" (a term fraught with ambiguities, we know!) writing in English. The actual direction, or the pace of these developments will depend largely on the magnitude of participation from our readers and contributors.

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