Palace Grounds of Bangalore, India has turned into a treasure trove for book lovers for ten days, began on November 12. The Bangalore Booksellers and Publishers Association entered its eighth year with a gala celebration.
The eighth edition of the Bangalore Book Festival 2010 kicked off at the City's Palace Grounds on November 12.
Over a million book titles are being displayed and a record number of over 300 stalls from the India’s biggest publishers, distributors, exporters and importers are participating in the biggest-ever show, which is touted as India’s second largest book festival after Kolkata. The books under diverse categories in most of the major languages is expected to attract more than 2 lakh people and generate an estimated total business of about Rs 15 crore according to BSRaghuram,BBF programme director.
Further he said a wide range of books that would appeal to all age groups is on display. The reading habit is growing in recent times and the crowd was an indication to that trend, he added.
Bangalore Book Festival is an annual event, bringing over a hundred publishers and book stores from all over India to Bangalore. It is a delightful occasion and a must visit for all book-lovers.
Pothi.com ( Mudranik Technologies Pvt. Ltd. ) of Bangalore has been participating in the festival for last two years. Pothi.com's stall enables independent and self published authors to show case their books in this prestigious event in its stall no 236. In this stall under book of foreign writers an English non-fiction book of a Nepali writer is being displayed. The book ‘Melting Everest and Falling Mountains” by Hari Prasad Shrestha has been subject of attraction to the visitors.
In south India, people know little about publication on Nepal compared to north. The book and publication on Nepal are not easily found here. Although, Nepali student in considerable number are studying in Bangalore. Pothi.com has displayed this book to know about Nepal and the Nepali writer. According to pothi.com, many visitors are watching interestingly and buying the book. Mr. Subramanyam, a visitor says that the name of the book is itself attractive as it has been attached with the melting of Everest.
This book presents vital aspects and events of Nepal. The writer has transformed realities in the form of essays. The articles are short but are potent in describing the inner convolution of Nepal. The writings are not merely treatise; they represent realism. It is rare to find book dealing so comprehensively about the events of Nepal. It is advisable to spend few hours to go through it.
This book consist 140 pages and 14 articles. Interested readers and the book stores can obtain print book or on line e-book by ordering through websites - Pothi.com. The book is available in stall of Pothi.com of Bangalore Book Festival from Nov. 12 to Nov 21, 2010.
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