National Book Trust, India is organising the 30th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) from 8 – 16 January 2022 in the in-person format at the newly constructed halls at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. NDWBF organised annually by National Book Trust, India (under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India) is one of the prestigious and largest book events in the Afro-Asian region and has acquired a high reputation among the international publishing industry.
Organised since 1972, the NDWBF will be celebrating its 50th year in 2022 with photo exhibition around the 50 years of the journey. The theme for this year is “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” – the 75 years of Indian Independence, which will see various panel discussions, book exhibitions, photo exhibition, book releases and discussions in the specially-designed Theme Pavilion.
With France as the guest country, the book lovers will be able to enjoy literature of France as well as other countries at the Foreign Pavilion, and a number of literary events will also take place at the International Events Corner. NDWBF organises a number of literary and cultural programmes during the Fair, which include Author’s Corners, Seminars, Discussions, Workshops, etc. In addition, there will be the B2B forums, viz. CeoSpeak and New Delhi Rights Table, where publishers from across the world exchange translation rights and other business deals related to publishing.
The Fair will also have a dedicated Children’s Pavilion where children from all parts of the country can visit and take part in activities and workshops held every day, and also meet their favourite authors and illustrators. This year a special Children’s Authors’ Corner and Yuva corner will be put up for young talents.