Today, Nine-day long World Book Fair begins at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 will be open for 9 days from today. This year theme for the World Book Fair in Delhi is ‘Manushi’. It will focus on writing on and by women.
Human Resources Development Minister of State Mahendra Nath Pandey will inaugurate the book fair. While HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar will open the theme pavilion on Tuesday.
In the World Book Fair, there will be around 800 publishers from across the country and abroad. This book fair will exhibit the rich tradition of women writing from ancient time to the present.
There will be also different genres books like fiction, poetry, social science, children literature in the exhibition. Around 20 countries including China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan and Iran are participating in the Foreign Pavilion.
Apart from books, there will also be seminars, panel discussions, storytelling and workshops on creative writing at the pavilion.
60-years old National Book Trust will showcase its journey in promoting books and reading at a special exhibit.
Posters and panels of some of the eminent women scholars of ancient and medieval India, and women pioneers of modern India will provide an intellectual ambience to the presentation.
New Delhi World Book Fair will have entry ticket of Rs 30 for adults. But for differently abled, there is no entry fee. And the students need to show their Institutes’ ID Cards.
On 10th January 2017, there will be a discussion on markets and trends among publishers from India, Germany and France. The same day, photo exhibitions will be organised in Hall 7.
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