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National Book Trust

One of the nodal bodies of literature in India, National Book Trust was established in 1957. Today it is an autonomous body of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Trust has played an important role in filling critical gaps in the availability of essential Literature, encouraging creativity amongst authors.

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One of the nodal bodies of literature in India,National Book Trust was established in 1957.

Today it is an autonomous body of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Jawaharlal Nehru, no mean writer himself, was instrumental in the setting up of the NBT.He believed that India could develop as a democratic self-reliant and forward-looking society only in an environment of intellectual simulation. In this context, he felt that effective measures should be taken to foster book mindedness amongst people of different ages and walks of life.NBT was established to serve these goals.

The Trust has played an important role in filling critical gaps in the availability of essential Literature, encouraging creativity amongst authors, explaining public reaction to new forms of Literary expression and more particularly, acting as a catalyst to encourage publishers to enter hitherto unexplored areas of relevance and responsibility.

Bestsellers:



Subhash C Kashyap:

Our Constitution

Our Parliament

RoshanAlkazi:

Ancient Indian Costume

Jasleen Dhamija:

Indian Folk Arts and Crafts

PK Das:

The Monsoons

Manoj Das:

My Little India

Romila Thapar:

The Past and Prejudice

Chidananda Das Gupta:

The Cinema of Satyajit Ray

Bhisham Sahni:

Balraj: My Brother

Mahatama Gandhi:

What is Hindusism

The specific objectives laid down for the National Book Trust, at the time of its inception, were to produce and to encourage the production of good literature available at moderate prices to the public,to publish books in English, Hindi and other Languages recognised by the Constitution of India; to bring out book lists, arrange exhibitions and Seminars and take all necessary steps to make the people book minded; and to establish or promote the formation of regional book trusts in different parts of the country with objectives similar to those of the Trust.

Contact:
A-5, Green Park,
New Delhi 110016

Telephone: + 91 11 26568052,
26564020, 26569962, 26561692,
26561684, 26564667
Fax: + 91 11 26851795
Email:
Website: http://www.nbtindia.org.in