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गुरुवार, 14 जनवरी 2016

World Book Fair: NBT organizes discussion on Navlekhan series

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New Delhi: A discussion based on the books published under the Navlekhan series by National Book Trust, India to promote young authors was organized at the Theme Pavilion. The compilers of the books Shri Gurahari Das (Odia), Shri Bibhash Chowdhry (Asamiya), Shri Joy D’Cruz (Tamil), Shri Amar Mitra (Bangla) and Dr K S Ravi Kumar (Malayalam) were the speakers on the occasion. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT chaired the session. He said that the Navlekhan Series is an attempt to encourage young writers and provide them a meaningful platform to publish their works. 

The speakers on the occasion talked about the new generation of writers. They opined that the young writers are still in the process of defining their narrative style and delimiting their zones in matters of theme and culture. They do not dwell upon romantic ideas rather they talk about serious matters concerning the society. Sixteen books have been brought out by NBT, ten in Hindi and six in regional languages which were released at the New Delhi World Book Fair. 

Besides discussion, several other programmes were organized at the Theme Pavilion including the Choir songs presented by L. Samuel and troupe, Poumai Baptist Church, New Delhi spreading the message of peace and love; a panel discussion on the topic India’s Secular Literary Tradition in which the Dr Krishna Sharma, Dr Nand Lal Mehta and Dr Chandrakanta were the speakers. They talked of the need to understand the meaning of the word Secularism which is misinterpreted to stand against religion. They also opined that different words are used in the same context and its meaning is also interpreted in different ways. They felt that there is also a need to look back to our past, traditions and culture to understand the world secularism.

The Children’s Pavilion, today also was filled with activities and fun. The morning session began with a presentation by Bachpan Society for Children’s Literature and Culture titled ‘Kahavate Manch Par’ in which the children were informed about the common sayings that are used in different contexts in daily life. Girija Rani Asthana and Shashi Jain, children’s authors interacted with the children. A play titled ‘Ek Din Ki Badshahat’ was performed by school children. The Odisi dance performance by Trupti Panigrahi mesmerized the audience at the Pavilion.

China Social Sciences Press organized the launch of the English Edition of China Insights at the China Pavilion. This book gives a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary Chinese society starting from economy to culture, including the introduction of Chinese path, theories and systems. Mr. Li Piguang, Deputy Director of China Social Sciences Press introduced the guests present on the occasion, which included, Ms. Myriam Poort, Editorial Director, Social Sciences and Humanities, Springer; Ms. Sun Ping, Editor of Major Project Publication Center, China Social Sciences Press; Ms. Zhang Lin, Deputy Director of International Studies Center, China Social Sciences Press; Mr. B.R. Deepak, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Mr. Hemant Adlakha, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The speakers also exchanged their views on cultural exchange between China and India since ancient times.

Lifi Publications and Anhui People’s Publishing House (China) organized ‘The Colorful Silk Road: a Promotion Event for Books and Products on Chinese Folklore Culture at the China pavilion. During the event an agreement between both publishers was signed at the event for the publishing of ten titles including Highlights of China, and Talk the Silk Road. Yesterday, the book titled Global Game Change, authored by John Nasbitt and Doris Nasbitt was released followed by a discussion on the book.

Eight books published by Anjuman Prakashan, Allahabad were released at Hall No. 12 including Zindagi Ki khoj Mein, Ek Tukda Love, Shartiya Ishaq, Sarhadein, Sapna, One Sided, Automation Ki Duniya Mein Ab Aapki Bari Hai; Discussion on ‘Whatsapp Chatting’ was organized by the Prabhat Publication at Sahitya Manch; Book release of Super Success Student Guide authored by Nitin Soni was also organized at Hall No. 8.


सोमवार, 11 जनवरी 2016

World Book Fair: Cultural Practices become the attraction of visitors

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New Delhi: Cultural practices on theme pavilion became the attraction of visiotors in the New Delhi World Book Fair-2016 on Monday.‘Cultural Heritage of India’as the theme of World Book Fair-2016 is playing a crucial role to emphasise on the philosophy, knowledge traditions and multilingual literary practices which have shaped the culture and civilization of not only India but have impacted the same beyond the boundaries of India for thousands of years. 

The architecture of the Exhibition has designed to connect the past with the present. The Theme Pavilion displays more than 800 titles on Indian art, culture, music, dance, philosophy in various Indian languages. The old manuscripts like Ramayan Lanka Kanda by Srimata Sankardeva, Atharva Veda among others have also been displayed at the Pavilion.

A number of activities were organized at the Pavilion including a panel discussion on the topic ‘Science through Sanskrit: Exploring Possibilities’. The speakers shared their views about the scientific development in ancient times as mentioned in Sanskrit texts. They opined that in earlier times, India has a developed scientific system and they invented several technologies which are the basis of odern day science. The speakers on the occasion were Shri Shreeji Devpujari, Dr C S R Prabhu and Shri Ra Jyotishi. Shri Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT was also present on the occasion.

Presentation of Indian classical dance Odissi by Kasturi Pattnaiyak and her troupe, Bamboo Dance by Vanlalpawla & his troupe; Chari and Bhawai Dance by Suresh & Veena Vyas; Devotional songs by Leepika Bhattacharya and a dramatic erformance based on Jaidev’s Gita Govinda by the artists of East Zone Cultural Centre, Kolkata mesmerized the audience.

Smriti Irani inaugurates World Book Fair-2016

24th edition of  “New Delhi World Book Fair” to be held from 9-10 January, 2016.

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New Delhi: Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the 24th edition of “New Delhi World Book Fair-2016” at Pragati Maidan on Saturday; which to be held from 9-10 January, 2016. Welcoming China as the Guest of Honour country, she said, “We believe in Athithi Devo Bhavaa and we worship the guests. We hope that the Chinese will feel at home in India”. 

Talking about the India-China relationship since ancient times, she said that there is a mention of Chinese silk dress in Arthashastra which shows how Indian history finds resonance of relationship with China. She hoped that both the countries will not only exchange culture and but also knowledge and strengthen ties. The Fair is being organized by the National Book Trust, India in collaboration with the India Trade Promotion Organisation.

Irani appreciated efforts undertaken by the NBT to bring out 16 new titles under the Navlekhan series and hoped that NBT would publish books in 22 major Indian languages. She also said that the children from various states of India including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Manipur, Assam among others with select photographers would be sent as shodh yatris to foreign countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and their memoir will be published in the form of books.  She also appreciated that for the school children, senior citizens and people with special needs, the entry to the book fair is free. She also said that the children’s pavilion will attract more and more children.

At this occasion, Sun Shoushan, Vice Minister, SAPPFRT, China said that New Delhi World Book Fair-2016 has set up an important platform for the cultural exchanges and mutual understanding all of the world. As Guest of Honour country we are pleased to get together with the publishers of India. He remarked that the publishing exchanges between china and India have played an important role in cementing the relationships between peoples and promoting cultural exchanges.

NBT Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharma said that on the lines of inspiration from Minister of Human Resource Development, the Trust has come up with a new Navlekhan series for young writers under the age of forty and has brought out 16 new titles. He also informed that the theme pavilion will display books beginning from bhoj patra to ebooks and will also display ancient scripts.

ITPO CMD L C Goyal  hoped that the New Delhi World Book Fair will go a long way in disseminating the culture of India. Liu Zhenyou, eminent Chinese author; Le Yucheng, Chinese Ambassador to India and VVInay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, Department of Higher Education China are also in pavilion.
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