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Book fair to celebrate Delhi’s history

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2012 01:00 IST
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The 20th edition of World Book Fair, the biggest book carnival in the Afro-Asian region, which will begin on Saturday, will have a special pavilion to showcase the 100 years of Delhi as the Capital of India.

The nine-day-long fair, organised by the National Book Trust at Pragati Maidan, will be open from 11am and 8 pm. It will have 1,300 exhibitors and 2,500 stalls. Twenty-six countries will participate in the annual event.

Roli Books, in collaboration with the National Book Trust, has set up a special pavilion to showcase the history of the Capital.

Besides, there will be a separate pavilion to celebrate the centenary of Indian cinema. More than 300 books and films will be exhibited. Also, there will be panel discussions on Indian cinema. There will be a pavilion for children too. The festival will also focus on the literary works of Nobel laureate of Rabindra Nath Tagore.

For the first time, the National Book Trust will set up a souvenir shop, which will sell items like T-shirts, mugs and stickers.

Besides, the Delhi government will also organise cultural shows every evening throughout the festival.