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Raise in Prices of BPA’s Braille Books, 10-Rupee Token Price for Students Continues

Recent rise in the cost of map litho paper has forced us to raise the catalogue price of our Braille books by 60%. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Even this catalogue price does not fully cover the cost of paper. However, in spite of paucity of funds, we shall […]


Neruda’s Poems in Bengali Braille

The Embassy of Chile in India, Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi and Blind Persons’ Association of Kolkata are going to present “Ode to Things”, containing selected poems of the Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate Pablo Neruda), translated into Bangla by Shri Aparajit Chattopadhyay and printed for the first time in South […]


Janbar Katha I Edited by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya

We are delighted to record for students and young friends an extremely informative book, Janbar Katha (I) by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya (19 November, 1918 – 8 May, 1993). Shri Chattopadhyaya, a renowned teacher and philosopher, started the Janbar Katha series with some of his friends to present the history of the […]


BPA’s Podcasts Volume V by Various Authors

We started our Podcast site at http://bpaindia.podbean.com in October 2011. So every October we bring out a CD of the stories Podcast during the previous twelve months. We include only new stories in these collections. Stories that have appeared in other anthologies are not included in this compilation. These stories […]


CliffsNotes on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by James L Roberts

After CliffsNotes on Macbeth, we are proud to release in Braille CliffsNotes on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night By James L Roberts. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is studied in most colleges in India and the sub-continent. Consisting of scenewise summary and commentary and character analysis, this is a comprehensive guide to students of […]


Fifth Braille Poetry Festival of the Blind Poets

Sparshanandan Drishtihinder Braille Patrika (SDBP), a Braille magazine published since 1992 by Shri Satyajith Mandal is going to organize the first phase of the fifth Sparshanandan Braille Poetry Festival of the Blind Poets on 20thand 21st January, 2017 in the Poetry Village (Rabindra Sadan – Nandan campus) in Paschimbanga Bangla […]

A scene from play Dakghar

Beneficiaries under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Rabindranath Tagore’s DakGhar was staged by the sightless students and teachers of Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir at Viswa-Bharati (Shanti Niketan) on March 4, 2013. Blind Persons’ Association set up Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir in 1981 at Krishnanagar in the district of Nadia, West Bengal with a mission to spread education […]


Life Science in Bengali Braille for Competitive Exams

We frequently receive requests for embossing in Braille books for competitive exams. This time we have brought out a one-volume book “Jibanbijnan” (life science), an adaptation or extract from Chapter 8 of the voluminous Railway Recruitment Challenger published by Chaya Prakashani of Kolkata under the series Chaya Career Books. This […]


Banpalashir Padabali by Ramapada Choudhury in Audio

We find it a great pleasure to announce the recording of Banpalashir Padabali by Ramapada Choudhury (born on December 28, 1922) in the form of audio book. This novel has a multifaceted story centring round the return and departure of Girija Prasad. It presents the timeless stillness of the rural […]


Swavlamban, Health Insurance Scheme for Persons with Disability

A Health insurance Scheme for Persons with Disabilities was launched by The New India Assurance Company limited, in Association with Ministry Of Social Justice, Dept of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on 2nd October 2015. Persons with blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, Mental-Retardation and mental illness may […]