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Apr 15, 2019
8:15AM

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: India nominated as Guest of Honour

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The 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is all set to receive more than 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries. India has been nominated as the “Guest of Honour” country at the Book Fair.

The Book Fair is scheduled to be held at the UAE capital from 24th to 30th of this month, where more than five lakhs title are expected to be displayed.

Addressing the media in Abu Dhabi today, Ms Smita Pant, Deputy Chief of the Mission said India's participation as the guest of honour is reflective of the deep strategic ties between India and the UAE.

Sharing the details, Ms Pant said that the National Book Trust of India along with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will lead a 100-strong delegation to the Book Fair comprising of celebrated authors, publishers, literary figures and artists. 

She said India will have the biggest pavilion at the book fair. Apart from the eminent authors in both English and other regional languages, India pavilion will also host an impressive line-up of cultural shows, poetry sessions and workshops.

Ms. Pant said, there will be an entire section dedicated to the vernacular literature of Malayalam and Punjabi poetry as well, so there is a lot happening. We want to share the richness of Indian culture and diversity with all visitors, she added.

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