26th World Book Fair: A Paradise for Book Lovers


I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ― Jorge Luis Borges

The 26th New Delhi World Book Fair was one such paradise.

Organized by the National Book Trust (NBT) with the India Trade Promotion Organization, the book fair focused on global warming, climate change and water pollution as its central themes.


The fair saw hundreds and thousands of people coming together to enjoy the holy grail of books. The crowd included people of all ages.



But the book stalls were not the only showstoppers.

People enjoyed song and dance performances and attended talks with authors.

One such author was Dr Ghazala Jamil whose book Muslim Women Speak of Dreams and Shackles by SAGE-Yoda Press received a warm reception. Dr Jamil is an Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Muslim Women Speak of Dreams and Shackles | Image Courtesy: www.amazon.in

Her works include Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi (Oxford University Press) and Once There was a City Named Dilli (Yoda Press).

Read more about the World Book Fair 2018 at Every Book Lovers’ Delight, Delhi’s 9-Day World Book Fair Begins!

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