A Literary Gala — World Book Fair 2024

Delve into the literary universe at World Book Fair 2024 in New Delhi, a celebration of books, authors, and culture.

Published On Feb 13, 2024 | Updated On Mar 01, 2024

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Immersing oneself in the grand spectacle of the World Book Fair 2024 in New Delhi is akin to stepping into a universe where the written word reigns supreme. Scheduled from February 10 to 18 at the iconic Pragati Maidan, this event promises to be a rendezvous point for the literati and aficionados of the literary world. Encompassing over 2000 exhibitors, the fair showcases an extensive array of books spanning various genres and languages, offering a treasure trove for readers.

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A notable feature of this  51st edition is its focus on fostering connections between authors, publishers, and readers. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to interact with their favourite authors, witness the unveiling of new titles, and participate in enriching discussions that traverse the realms of literature, culture, and beyond.

Beyond the allure of books, the fair is a celebration of literary culture, with a lineup of cultural programs, workshops, and activities designed to engage and inspire visitors of all ages. Whether it's attending a workshop on the nuances of storytelling or participating in discussions that explore the depth of literary themes, there's something for everyone.

The New Delhi Rights Table emerges as a pivotal aspect of the fair, acting as a catalyst for cross-cultural literary exchange. This platform facilitates discussions on translation and rights opportunities, paving the way for literature to transcend geographical and linguistic barriers.

Accessibility is at the core of the World Book Fair 2024, with convenient options for tickets available online and on-site, ensuring a seamless experience for visitors. Strategically located, Pragati Maidan is easily reachable via metro and bus, making the fair accessible to enthusiasts from across the city and beyond. 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's role as the guest of honour at the international book fair marks a pivotal step towards enhancing cultural connections with India. Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan, India's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, expressed enthusiasm about this partnership, highlighting its alignment with both governments' intentions to fortify bilateral relations and cultural exchanges. Saudi Arabia will present an overview of its cultural diversity through the efforts of the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission and other cultural bodies, showcasing the nation's cultural heritage and advancements in various fields.

Venue: Hall No. 1-5, Pragati Maidan (nearest metro station is Supreme Court [Blue Line])
Ticket: INR 10 – INR 20
Date: 10 to 18 February, 2024
Timings: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


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