Hyderabad Book Fair 2018 edition opens to public
The 31st Hyderabad Book Fair was inaugurated and opened for the public on Thursday at NTR stadium.
Over 300 stalls have been set up including one which has a Urdu translation of Bhagavad Gita
Hyderabad: The 31st Hyderabad Book Fair was inaugurated and opened for the public on Thursday at NTR stadium.
The 31stedition of Hyderabad Book Fair which is held every year in the month of December was postponed to January because of the World Telugu Conference.
The Book fair which started on Thursday will conclude on 28 January. There are more than 300 stalls set up by publishers not only from Hyderabad, but even from Nellore, Vijayawada, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai and other states.
Secretary of Book Fair Society Chandra Mohan told The Hans India this year there are 331 book stalls set up and the book fair would be open for the public from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm and on holidays it will be open from 12 pm to 8.30 pm.
He said that the entry ticket cost Rs 5 and the entry is free for students if they show their identity cards.
Explaining about the stalls at the Hyderabad Book Fair Chandra Mohan said that out the 331 stalls some of the stalls have unique features. He said that there is a stall of Sanskrit books from Varanasi, devotional book, children world and some stalls related to women.
He said that there are even stalls of central and state governments including National Book Trust, Publication Division, Telangana State Language and Culture department, Open University and some other from British council and Oxford.
National Book Trust
Dr Pathipaka Mohan from National Book Trust said that they have all the books of 30 Indian languages, books in tribal and English languages. He said that some special books for children are with illustration and biography. He said that there are books available for a 3-year-old child and we even have book starting at Rs 5.
Shravya Educational Aids
A Siva Kumar, owner of Shravya Educational Aids said “We provide kits and games related to Science, Biology, Maths, Sky, Brain and other practical games. With the help of these practical games and science kits children can learn more easily and faster.
Annapurna eco-friendly paper products
K Annapurna said that they make paper bags, greeting cards, books and frames with the handmade paper. She said that with the help of paper quilling they decorate the bags.Another stall owner Hari Krishna Das from Hyderabad said that the Bhagavad Gita is being sold in all the languages including Urdu, Telugu, Gujarti, Hindi and other languages. He said that apart from Bhagavad Gita there are devotional books and some biographies of great scholars.