Delhi World Book Fair is known to celebrate the diversity of books, authors and readers. It attracts some of the major publishers and authors every year for new releases also. Students of School of Journalism and Mass communication visited the 28th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 on 10th January. This year’s book fair celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The theme of the book fair was ‘Gandhi: The Writers’ Writer’. The purpose of the theme was to celebrate various aspects of Gandhi’s life as a writer, editor, publisher and journalist.
With the theme dedicated to Gandhi, the books symbolized Gandhiji’s influence on the growth of Indian literature as well as on the writers all around the world. Over 600 publishers from India as well as overseas had set up their stalls offering books in a variety of languages and genres. Some of the critically acclaimed writers such as Sudha Murthy, Anirban Ganguly, Madhulika Dutta as well as other writers were also present at the Delhi Book Fair. It was an enriching experience for students as there was an exhibition of thousands of books in different languages. The students were accompanied by Prof. Kiran Bala, Dean, and Ms. Mehak Pandit, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication.