There is not even a single shred of doubt that the New Delhi World Book Fair is one of India’s most highly anticipated literary events, and this year’s edition promises to be no exception. The fair, which is set to begin on the 25th of February and shall continue till the 5th of March, at the Pragati Maidan in the nation’s capital New Delhi. Well, the 2023 New Delhi World Book Fair will bring together some of the most celebrated authors and publishers from around the world to highlight their work and engage with readers. One of the highlights of this year’s fair is going to be the participation of a wide range of International Publishers from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, and many other Asian Pacific countries too!
Therefore, if you are planning to attend the ‘New Delhi World Book Fair 2023’ as a visitor then you will be having the opportunity to browse through a diverse selection of books from these countries, and attend talks and book launches featuring international authors. In addition to the international presence, the fair will display the best version of Indian literature too. A number of Indian publishers will be participating, and visitors can expect to find a wide variety of books in different languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, and, other regional languages. The fair will also feature a special section dedicated to Indian children’s literature, which shall include books, comics, and other interactive materials for the l kids of young ages.
Adding more to the excitement, the New Delhi World Book Fair 2023 will also host a number of cultural events, including book launches, author readings, and panel discussions. Well, the visitors can expect to hear from some of the most prominent voices of Indian literature as well as international authors. One of the major events of the fair will be the keynote address by the guest of honor, who is going to be a renowned Indian author. Another important aspect of the fair is the participation of educational institutions and the various libraries operating across the country. The fair provides an ideal platform for students & educators to acquire new books and resources for their libraries as well as to network with other educators and professionals in various fields!
Now, it is something noteworthy that the theme for the 2023 New Delhi World Book Festival will be ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ commemorating the 75 years of India’s Independence. The New Delhi World Book Fair is not only a platform for books, but it is also a platform for the exchange of ideas and the fostering of a love for reading. It provides an opportunity for visitors to discover new authors, learn about new cultures, and engage in meaningful conversations about literature. The fair is a MUST-VISIT event for book lovers, students, educators, and anyone interested in the world of books and ideas. Interestingly, this is the 31st Edition of the NDWBF, and this time the Guest of Honour country is France.
Well, one thing is very much clear the New Delhi World Book Fair 2023 promises to be an exciting and enlightening event, offering visitors the opportunity to engage with some of the most renowned authors and publishers from around the world, as well as to discover new voices in Indian literature. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend this literary extravaganza!
Written By NEEL PREET – Author of the Books, Voice From The East (2016); Journey With Time Place And Circumstances (2018) & Indian Defence Files (2021).