Burning environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution will be the main theme for this year’s New Delhi World Book Fair.
With ‘Environment and Climate Change’ as its main theme, the 26th edition of the annual book fair will be held here at Pragati Maidan from January 6.
- Organised by National Book Trust, in association with ITPO, the event’s Theme Pavillion will have an international rights exhibition of nearly 500 titles published in English, Hindi, and other Indian languages. “During the fair, discussions, conversation with authors and environmentalists will be organised where the experts will discuss ways through which environment can be saved from further deterioration,” the organisers said in a statement.
- This year’s book fair will host the European Union as the Guest of Honour Country. The specially designed EU pavilion will showcase the rich and dynamic European culture and literature. The EU member States will exhibit publications in English and other European languages.
- The fair will also witness panel discussions, talks, workshops, children’s activities, screening of short films, special photo exhibits as well as cultural and musical performances, the organisers said.
- Apart from the EU nations, more than 40 countries including Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Pakistan and the United Kingdom will participate in the book fair.
- The fair’s theme was ‘Manushi’ and had focused on writings on and by women from ancient times till the present. Considering the ramifications of climate change and in a bid to promote the same, this year the theme of the event is “Environment & Climate Change”
- In the ‘Author’s Corner’, visitors can get to interact with some of the well-known writers like Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Michael Creighton, Paro Anand, Mridula Garg and Ranjit Lal among others. The author interactions will be held at five author’s corners in ‘Reflections’ (Hall 11), ‘Conversations’ (Hangar over lake), ‘International Events Corner (Hall 7A), ‘Lekhak Manch’ (Hall 12-12A), and ‘Sahitya Manch’ (Hall 8).
- The annual event will come to an end on January 14.
Book launches in NDWBF:
- The long list of launches will include books from different genres, such as Diabetes with Delight: A Joyful Guide to Managing Diabetes in India by Anoop Misra, and thrillers such as Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla.
- I’m heading to buy cookery books, some of which are available at extremely affordable prices. In fact, there are certainly lesser known publishers who I call up to check where their stall is located, because they have amazing collections and offer huge discounts at the fair,” Kusha Sharma, a college student told Hindustan Times.
Important details of the event:
- Date: Starting from January 6 and ending on January 14
- Location: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
- Theme: Environment and Climate Change
- The time of fair is from 11 am to 8 pm. Tickets for children will be Rs 20 and Rs 30 for adults. Tickets can also be found online and also available on more than 50 metro stations. The world book fair entry will be from Gate No. 1, 8 and 10 of Pragati Maidan. At Hall No. 7 ATM vans will be available for the fair.