World Book Fair

  • 'The Hindu' and Penguin: Unfolding of a protest February 16, 2014

    Like everything else nowadays, it started with a Facebook comment where Brinda Bose, who teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, suggested that this outraged lot could meet outside the Penguin stall and read out excerpts from books once banned. So a few students, unlike the mammoth number of...
  • New Delhi World Book Fair to focus on children's literature February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Literature for children is the focus of the New Delhi World Book Fair, which begins on February 15 with Poland as the guest country and participants from 25 countries aiming to promote the habit of reading. President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the 9-day fair themed on "Kathasagara:...
  • CBSE to host World Book Fair to encourage reading habit February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: CBSE will be hosting this year's World Book fair in New Delhi beginning on February 15 to encourage and inculcate among children the habit of reading books. The objective behind such an initiative is for teachers, school librarians and parents to motivate children to enjoy reading and enable them...
  • Harvard UP to make entire book list available in India February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: As part of its centennial celebrations, Harvard University Press intends to make its titles accessible within the Indian market and publish some of the best ideas and scholarship active in the country. "Our specific mission is to publish and disseminate the very best ideas and scholarship from all...
  • 1,100 exhibitors to participate in World Book Fair February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 1,100 exhibitors from 23 countries will flock to the Pragati Maidan in the capital for the New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 during February 4-10. The fair will be spread across 45,000 square metres of tastefully decorated display space to exhibit and trade in books. One of...
  • World Book Fair: Tribal literature theme of fair January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The World Book Fair 2013 beginning February 4 will celebrate indigenous literature with its theme, "Indigenous Voices - Mapping India's Folk and Tribal Literature", and commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with a special pavilion exhibiting photographs and books from the spiritualist's life. The fair will...
  • APJ Kalam inspires youth at World Book Fair March 4, 2012

    It may be age of the iPad or the game console, but India's most popular President, APJ Kalam, showed the way - that with great books comes great imagination. ...
  • Gul Panag unveils Sachin Garg novel, says it's for all March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrity and activist Gul Panag unveiled young novelist Sachin Garg's latest book "Never Let Me Go" at the ongoing World Book Fair (WBF) and said it will strike a chord with readers of all age groups. Loosely based on Garg's own life, the book reflects the ups and...
  • Website for audio books launched at World Book Fair February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Reado, a website of one of India's biggest audio books company, Think Ink Media Inc, was launched at the World Book Fair 2012 with 100-plus leading book titles which have been converted into downloadable audio books. An offshoot of Eagle Home Entertainment, Reado retails its audio books from over...
  • Kannada model-actress writes book on Rahul February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Clad in denims, a cotton kurti and a big blue "bindi" and with a marked Kannada accent, the dusky model, movie actress and doctoral fellow from Bangalore is an unlikely political commentator. Meet Lakshmi Priya, an emerging writer who released her political comment, "Rahul Gandhi: The Great Warrior...
  • 'Cinema, literature on a par, building new synergy' February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Cinema adaptations of novels is a challenge and helps forge new synergy between the screen and literature, speakers at a forum at the World Book Fair said. The debate over the superiority of cinema and literature in the world of adaptations is now passe, speakers at a forum "Filming...
  • World book fair celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema February 27, 2012

    The World Delhi book fair commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, along with books celebrating the 100 years of cinema. There's something for every book lover. ...
  • The 18th World Book Fair comes to Delhi February 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The 18th World Book Fair is presently going on in New Delhi. The Capital hosts the World Book Fair every two years, and while there did seem to be fewer visitors than expected at the book fair this year the organisers begged to differ. Director National Book Trust,...
  • Leave it to cosmos to draw crowd at World Book Fair February 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The 18th World Book Fair is on at the capital till Sunday. Nakshatra, a hall dedicated to astrology, has been the surprise hit at the fair this year. Blame it on the cloudy, chilly afternoons that it isn’t pouring book-lovers at the ongoing World Book Fair this time. However,...
  • 18th edition of World Book Fair opens in Delhi February 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The 18th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair opened in the Capital on Saturday. Touted as the world's second largest such event, the book fair will be on till February 10 at the Pragati Maidan. The Russian Federation is the guest of honour at the...
  • Treat for bookworms, World Book Fair begins soon January 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Book lovers from across India will get an opportunity to browse through millions of books and broaden their horizon of knowledge at the 18th New Delhi World Book Fair beginning Feb 2. Organised by National Book Trust (NBT), an autonomous organisation under the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, the...