At the 33rd Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (Guadalajara International Book Fair or Mexico International Book Fair) being held in Mexico, the National Book Trust announced that India has been designated as the Guest of Honour for this fair. From November 30 to December 8, the book fair will be organized which will be “the largest book fair in the Spanish speaking world”, said the nodal agency, under the Ministry of HRD.
At Mexico International Book Fair, Indian pavilion will showcase the cultural heritage and ancient history of the country. At the fair, the dedicated India pavilion will showcase around 35 Indian authors & artists, along with 15 publishing houses.
Through literary & academic activities comprising conferences, publishers’ round table, discussions, presentations on science and other genres India will be displaying its rich, composite literary and cultural heritage. Along with photo books, handicrafts & paintings, ancient and rare manuscripts including “Mahabharata” & “Ramayana” will also be put on exhibition.
Parallel to the book fair an exhibition that will run in the pavilion will also feature art by 40 renowned Indian women artists such as Arpana Caur, Paula Sengupta, and Seema Kohli. Showcasing folk, classical and contemporary cultural programmes that will be included in the event, titled “Festival of India” at the fair. A film festival showing movies like “Dangal”, “Chennai Express” and “Omkara” will also be included by India’s participation at the fair.