Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer Puspanjali Kar’s novella Abhisapta Iswari and short story collections Chandan Pedi were released, here on Thursday.

Abhisapta Iswari is the story of strggle of third gender people, while Chandan Pedi is a collection of 15 stories of the writer published in various literary magazines.

Prof. Dr. Sanghamitra Mishra released the books at a virtual function organised by Kadambini Publications at Kadambini Villa. Editor of family magazine Kadambini Itirani Samanta, publisher of the book Banoj Tripathy of Pakhi Ghar and Khayama Mishra, retired senior manager of PNB Bank, graced the occasion.