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European Union, China, Japan at New Delhi WBF

Courting languages

Baldev Bhai Sharma: As many as 20 foreign countries as well as 27 EU countries have promised to participate in this year’s World Book Fair. So, there are nearly 50 foreign guests at the fair this year, which makes it a real global show. NBT has come to an understanding with a Chinese publisher and we are translating 25 books published by them in Hindi and English and they are publishing our books in their language. We are also translating books of a Japanese publisher on cleanliness for school-going children. Environment is our theme this year.
NBT is also promoting regional languages as well as many popular local dialects. We have published books in Kokborok, Nepalese, Halbi, Gondi, Santhali, Magahi, Maithili etc..
Courting languages

Tigers, elephants, dolphins among 1 billion+ and counting

I would say it is the other way around! Indians have a lot to be proud of in conserving its wildlife, and biodiversity.
Consider this: India is soon to be the most populous country in the world (with about 17 per cent of the world population) in just over two per cent of the world’s land mass. India has grinding poverty, even as it is a fast developing economy, with high aspirations of a double digit growth with its resultant pressures.
Yet, India has done a remarkable job in conservation. India is looked upon as a global leader in conservation having pioneered initiatives to protect..
Tigers, elephants, dolphins among 1 billion+ and counting

India@Frankfurt Book Fair

Need one Ministry handling fair representation
As many as 30 Indian publishers were taken to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2017 under the umbrella of the National Book Trust, the government body under the HRD Ministry entrusted with organising and participating in fairs. Despite the HRD ministry’s wishy-washy position vis-a-vis German, ‘the National Book Trust had a lovely stall with the rest of the international publishers’, said Neelini Sarkar, an editor who sells international rights for Writers Side Literary Agency. ‘The NBT stall looked impressive’, said Aarti David, VP, Publishing, Sage Publications, India. ‘The Indian participation was overwhelming. There was a complete section showcasing the Indian/Asian publishers. I think..
India@Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair

Being seen networking is being there
From day one, the stands were buzzing with negotiations and contracts and trade visitors dashing around all day to meet contacts, smiling, cheerful faces..
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FM listening?

Education spending–is the focus right Discussions with stake holders right now will begin to help present the Union Budget 2018-19 in February 2018. It would be good to review what was announced in the budget for 2017-18 and analyse..
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Fiction at the year end–old wine and new

It was back in 2006 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, at the world’s largest trade fair for books, that a lot of Indian publishers first heard about an e-reader, picking up on the buzz around the newly-launched Sony ..
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How she became a best-selling author

Language publishing is said to be thriving in India, which includes digital language reading material. Yes, we all know, in India there are 22 official languages and more than a thousand unofficial languages. The official and unofficial complicates matters considerably....
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Australia stalls book on Chinese influence in its affairs

One of Australia’s largest independent publishers said it has decided to delay the publication of a book which alleges widespread Chinese government influence in Australian institutions due to legal concerns..
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Jane Austen remembered in many countries, many ways

She was born in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. And even then, her life was anything but a bed of roses.
Baby Halder’s birth mother abandoned her at the tender age of four because she refused to put up with the domestic violence her..
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