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Arundhati Roy launches Hindi, Urdu editions of ‘The Ministry…’

New Delhi: Booker winning novelist Arundhati Roy launched the Hindi and Urdu editions of her second novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” at the New Delhi World Book Fair here on Wednesday.

The much-acclaimed novelist, who rose to fame following her debut novel “The God of Small Things” was present at Rajkamal Prakashan’s Jalsa Ghar stall.

The Hindi edition “Aapar Khushi Ka Gharana”, translated by Manglesh Darbal, and the Urdu edition “Bepanah Shazmani Ki Mumlikat” have both been published by Rajkamal Prakashan.

Ashok Maheshwari, Managing Director of Rajkamal Prakashan, said that it was a matter of great joy that the translation of this book has come for Hindi and Urdu readers.

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” has been translated into 49 languages.

IANS

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