By: Zubair Khan
Pictures: Shaikh Fatehudin.
The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), held for the past 45 years, is a major calendar event in the publishing world. NDWBF 2018 was scheduled from 6 to 14 January 2018 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair was organised by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organisation of the Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the nodal agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Commerce, was the co-organiser of the Fair. Ministry of Commerce was the co-organiser of the Fair.
Today, Indian publishing stands poised at significant crossroads towards the path of growth. NDWBF offers the exhibitors a unique opportunity for business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements, and trade. Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes that are organised during the Fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses across the globe. Current Book Fair got spread over an area of 40,000 sq. mt. and attracted above 1,000 Indian Exhibitors and more than 40 Foreign Exhibitors.
When I entered the exhibition Hall 12/12A I could see a splendorous Book stall wonderfully designed and enacted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Delhi. Spread over 54 square meters it remained to be most attractive and extremely well organised book stall.
Book stall housed above 2000 books, booklets, pamphlets comprising of 180 titles in different national and international languages. Continuous documentaries wee on play to broaden the horizon about Ahmadiyya Islam philosophy. Comfortable discussion platforms offered cordial and lovely atmosphere to the seekers of knowledge and truth. During its 9 days several thousands pamphlets and booklets distributed maongst participatns and recipients of literature were benefited and got opportunity to get glimpses of Ahmadiyya Islam based on the motto, “Love for all Hatred for Non”. World Crises and Pathway to peace remained msot attractive title of the year. Philosophy of teachings of Islam also attracted many.
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