Hindu Mommy

October 4, 2006

India at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2006

Filed under: Books,Entertainment and Books,India — hindumommy @ 8:38 pm

todays_india_poster.gifThe world’s largest book fair – 58th Frankfurt Book Fair opened today with India as the Guest of Honor.

More than 70 authors from India arrived in Frankfurt for a broad cultural showcase that also features concerts, dance recitals, films and live yoga demonstrations.

Even the left-leaning national daily Tageszeitung got into the mood, printing its masthead Wednesday in Hindi

 Several authors whose works are considered milestones of modern Indian literature will be featured including Shashi Tharoor, Kiran Desai, Amit Chaudhuri, Amitav Ghosh, Mahasweta Devi, Kumar Shukla, Javed Akhtar, Paul Zacharia and Dilip Chitre

Indian Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who opened the fair’s Indian pavilion Wednesday, said he believed in the power of literature as a force for tolerance and reconciliation.

“In a world threatened with terror, misunderstanding and mistrust, books can and should do much to bring us nearer to each other by creating a neighborhood of peace, understanding and mutual trust,”

For more info, visit Frankfurt Book Fair and India Guest of Honor

Books have been my companions forever. I would give anything to be in Frankfurt for the next couple of days and just soak in the atmosphere. Since I can’t, I’ll just take my pleasure vicariously by trying to find out as much as I can about the fair via the Internet.


1 Comment »

  1. Ancient Hindu Wisdom

    “THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERARI” by Robin S Sharma totally explains the philosophy of a visionary sage by name SRI RAMANUJA of about 1000 years ago.

    It is a sheer coincidence that a book on Srivaishnava philosophy has again come.

    We can draw parallels in every method he explains.

    Comment by swaralu — October 11, 2006 @ 5:15 am | Reply

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