Bhubaneswar: Fragments of a Diary (Diaryra Kiyadansha), the English translation of the 110 years old Odia travelogue written by an eminent essayist and short story writer Jalandhar Dev, was released Sambad editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, here on Thursday.

This travel narrative titled Diaryra Kiyadansha was written by an eminent essayist Jalandhar Dev. Dev had served the kingdom of Bamanda as a diwaan.

Dev had visited Sri Lanka in 1910. He had written all his experiences in his diary which was later published in form of a book by his son. This book gives a detailed account of the author’s journey to Sri Lanka through south India. This fascinating journey also lets us know more about nature and the aquatic world. He had done a great job by comparing the two countries in a humorous manner and at the same time he holds a profoundly secular and deeply nuanced worldview.

The English translation of this book titled Fragments of a Diary is done by Aditya Nayak, a journalist at the Sambad.

Dr. Gourahari Das, Dr. Swaraj Mishra, Goutambuddha Das and other eminent personalities were also present there.