Publications Division, a media unit of the Ministry of I&B, is participating in the 22 nd Delhi Book Fair being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from August 27 – Sep 4, 2016.
This literary event provides a forum where publishers, authors, booksellers, and book lovers get to interact. The Division has organized a large display cum sale of a variety of titles that highlight India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, ranging from history, art and culture, land and people, flora and fauna besides children’s literature.
Special segment on books on the Freedom Struggle: As part of the campaign, ‘Azadi ke 70 Saal , Yaad Karo Kurbani’, Publications Division has a special segment on books relating to Freedom Struggle, of which we have vast collection. Some of the titles are on various aspects of the Freedom Movement and include rare works that highlight the role played by martyrs from different regions of the country, heroes of India’s freedom struggle and Builders of Modern India.
Biographies of leaders like Birsa Munda, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bhikaji Cama, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Hanuman Prasad Poddar and C. F Andrews form a part of the Publications Division catalogue. Many of these titles are available in Hindi and some in regional languages also.
Other interesting titles on Freedom Struggle include Tilak ka Mukadama, Remember us Once in a While, San Sattavan Ke Bhule Bisre Shaheed, Azaadi ki Ladai ke Jabtshudha Tarane, Bhule Bisre Krantikari, India’s Struggle for Freedom, and Purvottar ke Swatantantrata Sainani. Publications Division has also brought out a series of three volumes titled Who’s who of Indian Martyrs, which include life sketches of unsung heroes of our motherland, .
Also on sale are volumes of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (100 volumes) which constitute a monumental document of Gandhiji’s words which he spoke and wrote, day after day, year after year, beginning with the year 1884 till his assassination on January 30, 1948. In this series, his writings, scattered all over the world, have been collected and constructed with stringent academic discipline and with an ethical sense of loyalty.
New Releases : Publications Division is be releasing several new titles including Lives that Inspire (Vol. I, II, III), Why People Protest, वृत्तचित्र लेखन एवं फ़िल्म तकनीक, Rani Rudrama Devi (Telugu), Majaz: Shakhs Aur Shair (Urdu).
Several new books for children will also be part of Publication Division’s display and sale. These include बेताल कथाएं, थोड़ा सा तो हो ना बचपन, Children’s Mahabharatam (Telugu).
eBooks on display: A novelty for visitors to the Publications Division stall is a display of eBooks having all the latest features of digital publishing.
Publications Division has started bringing out e-versions of its select titles since the past two years. Some of the eBooks which readers can browse through on specially designed kiosks include India 2016, Lauh Purush Sardar Patel, Gandhi:A Patriot in South Africa, Belief in the Ballot, Legends of the Indian Silver Screen, and many more. Publication Division eBooks are available for sale on Play.google.com and www.kobo.com.
AIR’s Archival DVDs: All India Radio’s archival DVDs also form part of the display and sale organized at the Delhi Book Fair .
A list of Publications Division’s books and journals, available at affordable prices can be accessed in the online catalogue.
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