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Meet ‘Power Talking Books’ ! New Bangla Audiobook App Makes it Easier to Go Through Bengali Literature

The app has a free section consisting of single short stories and a subscription section (at Rs 200 annually) consisting of novels and short story collections

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  • Power Talking Books is the “first and leading free Bangla audiobook app in India”, claim its developers
  • The app provides access to a treasure-trove of rich Bengali literature
  • The app has a free section consisting of single short stories and a subscription section consisting of novels and short story collections

New Delhi, August 30, 2017: Want to soak in the gems of Bengali literature, but don’t have the time to read?

Meet Power Talking Books which, its developers claim, is the “first and leading free Bangla audiobook app in India”.

Making reading easier on the go, the app provides access to a treasure-trove of rich Bengali literature: works of eminent Bengali authors like Sunil Gangopadhyay, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Indranil Sanyal and Suchitra Bhattacharya, among others.

One can easily just snap on a pair of headphones or play it out loud and surrender to enriching content belonging to mystery, novel, romance, social fiction, short story, surreal, suspense horror, motivational and science fiction genres.

“There is also a large number of people who cannot read Bengali but can talk and understand. The app will also be a boon for the visually challenged,” said Power Publishers founder Pinaki Ghosh while introducing the app here on Tuesday.

The app has a free section consisting of single short stories and a subscription section (at Rs 200 annually) consisting of novels and short story collections. (IANS)


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The event was conducted with great pomp and show as it witnessed the coming in of enthusiastic crowd who had a great inclination for art and literature

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Gurgaon Literature Festival, the flagship literary event on art and culture rolled out its second edition from 16th to 17th November 2019 at Amphi Theatre & Aditya Birla Arena in DLF Cyber Hub.

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The event was conducted with great pomp and show as it witnessed the coming in of enthusiastic crowd who had a great inclination for art and Literature, Awards were also Distributed.

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