NEW DELHI: World Book Fair for nine days on Saturday begins at the Pragati Maidan of New Delhi. The fair is orientated on writings on and by women, amid an impressive ambience, decked with hoardings and posters of women scholars and writers.
According to the organizer, National Book Trust, “New Delhi World Book Fair has ‘Manushi’ as the Theme of this year, which will highlights on writings on and by women; and will exhibit the rich tradition of women writings from ancient times till present.”
Minister of State for Human Resources Development MN Pandey inaugurated the fair. After inauguration the book fair, it has been opened for public in afternoon.
Pratibha Ray noted Odia Author and Jnanpith Awardee was the guest of honour and Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to India was the special guest on the occasion. Talking about the Theme Pavilion at the fair, Ray said that literature is “beyond gender and geography”, and that the section on women writing is in fact oriented on “human writing”.
More than 800 publishers from all parts of the country and abroad are participated in the Fair, making it a grand celebration of books and writers.