Eminent poet & critic K. Satchidanandan launched the book ‘Colours of Loneliness and other Stories’ written by Sahitya Academy Award winning author Paramita Satpathyat Lecture Room-2, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi recently.The book is a collection of stories by the author, translated from Odia by Snehaprava Das. The title has been published by the Oxford University Press (OUP) and is available across major bookstores in India, and online. The author spoke about the book in a candid conversation with Chandrahaas Choudhary at this launch, while also actively interacting with the discerning audience. Shivangi Sharma of OUP welcomed the guests and AbhishekTripathy conducted the program for the evening. The stories in this collection straddle many layers of human experience.. Some stories even deplore the evils of a social system like sexual abuse of children, dowry deaths female foeticide while others protest the crude invasion of urbanization into the peaceful territory of nature.Thus , it was a houseful event attended by known names in the field of literature, art and government.