jan 18th to 28th 2018, Telangana Kala Bharathi ….
The Hyderabad Book Fair (HBF) to be organized from january 18th to 28th 2018, at the NTR stadium will be a feast to the book lovers showcasing thousands of books from five languages — Hindu, Telugu, English, Tamil and Malayalam, apart from hosting talks with writers, editors and cultural activists reflecting the culture of Telangana.
The HBF Trust president, Juluri Gowrishanker; secretary, K. Chandramohan; vice president, Sambasiva Rao and noted poet Nandini Sidda Reddy said that the fourth book show after the formation of Telangana will not only showcase the state’s culture but continue to promote reading habit among children. Entry will be free for children, students and teachers.
The fair likely to be inaugurated by the Chief Minister K. Chandrashekara Rao and attended by Finance Minister, Etela Rajender and Education Minister, G. Jagadish Reddy will have more than 300 stalls with books from all genres including the latest publications.
The 10-day fair will also see Editors sharing their experiences on how books changed their lives, poetry sessions, exclusive women writers meetings and cultural programmes.
Mr. Gowrishanker also requested the Chief Minister to consider establishing a State Book Trust on the lines of National Book Trust and allot a permanent place for book fairs in the city.
The fair will be open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on weekends. Entry fee is Rs. 5.