French Consul General organized book preview in Mumbai

Consul General of France in Bombay Ms Sonia Barbry looking at presentation of book

Despite hectic diplomatic activities the new Consul General of France in Bombay Ms Sonia Barbry, in a unique gesture, arranged book preview of the book ?Over and Under Ground in Mumbai & Paris?.The preview was held at her residence in South Mumbai. The event was organized to meet and get acquinted with France?s cultural partners.The who?s who of Indian literary world, writers, thinkers, artists, other dignitaries and top officials from French Consulate from Mumbai were present at the preview.The book is an exciting collaboration between poets Karthika NaÔr and Sampurna Chattarji and illustrators Roshni Vyam and JoŽlle Jolivet were presented on this occasion.

Author Sampurna Chattarji recited few of prominent lines from her books different pages, which were highlighted through through video clipping. Her poetic recital made everyone present engrossed in listening to her. The nuances of the book highlighted the journey of Mumbai?s local train journey with pictures on the screen. The book will be formally launched on December 14that Kitab Khana located at Flora Fountain in Mumbai.

The new Consul General (CG) of France in Bombay Ms Sonia Barbry said ?I am happy to become first female CG in Indian diplomatic circle of France. After taking over as new CG in Mumbai I was involved in hectic diplomatic activities, handling important issues and work of mission. But I am really thrilled to organize this book preview at my residence as I will be acquinted with elite dignitaries personally on single platform. I am really haapy to be a part of the Consulate of Mumbai because I love India and Mumbai very much. My association with India goes a long way from studying at Banaras for two and half years and my four year tenure at French Embassy in Delhi. In my tenure at Mumbai Consulate I will take diplomatic relations at the next level?.

Author : Sitaram Mewati - Award Winning Journalist

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