Nepal shares close cultural ties with India through New Delhi World Book fair

By Neelapu Shanti

New Delhi, Jan.16 (ANI):The prolonged crisis in Nepal has not let down the spirit of their people and they have not lagged behind in showcasing their books at the World Book Fair 2016 in New Delhi.

Nepal has highlighted its close cultural ties with India through the book fair.

The book fair has brought publishers, writers and authors from across the globe onto one platform.

The nine-day event has seen the participation from the Middle East to Europe and South Asian countries, including Nepal.

The Nepal stand has displayed books on culture, art, history and politics including maps and postcards.

More and more people flocked to the Nepal stand which was witnessed by tremendous sale in the last two days of the event started.

Yutushuy Sharma, a writer and publisher from Nepal, said the book fair is a nice platform to introduce the real Nepal to the World.

Nepal shares close cultural, social and geographical ties with India in a big way and books displayed on the shelves of Nepal stall highlighted the synchronization of Indo-Nepal culture and history.

“In Nepal we have a book called ‘Nepal Mahatma’ in that Shiva, Buddha and Vishnu are put on the same platform. So this is synchronisation of cultures. Sita was born in Nepal, so Nepal has all kind of economic ties and most of the books that we are selling on Gurkhas who are recruited in Indian Army and also Sherpas, the climbers and the Yeti. Nepalese are exotic in many different ways and we are trying to introduce the real Nepal to them this way,” said Sharma.

The Nepal stall has been receiving a good response, as publishers claimed that they sold 70 to 80 books in two days.

“I have come to this stand of Nepal and I was going through this book Sita Pandey by the name of fever and it is really interesting and I have bought this book as well, ” said Vaishali, a visitor.

The New Delhi Book Fair 2016 is organised by the National Book Trust in association with the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation. This year, the nine-day fair hosts around 30 countries, with “The Cultural Heritage of India” as its theme and China as its guest of honour country. The event concludes on January 17, 2016. (ANI)

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