Painted by Ramnavami vibes, Lucknow Book Fair gets drowned in Ramayana inspired literature

Lucknow: Book lovers continue to turn up in large numbers at the Ravindralaya situated Lucknow Book Fair. Shoppers continue to flock the book fair for shopping and various programs which is nearing its end. A book on Kashmir was released here, the scholars were honored along with a vibrant poetry function.  Former Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma will present mementoes to the participants at the formal closing ceremony at 6 pm.

On the ninth day of the fair, among book lovers, groups of students from many schools and colleges were seen roaming around the fair and looking at books. In this fair, which gives at least 10 percent discount on every book and runs from 11 am to 9 pm, books were selling like hotcakes. A coffee table book was published by Uttar Pradesh Culture Department in the fair  title Bhoo Parampara Sanskriti Virasat Ayodhya. Its cost is around eight thousand rupees. Along with this book, Ramkatha in Devanagari script in Urdu by Dr. Ajay Malviya of Hindustani Academy is available at the stall of Subhash Book Store.

Premnarayan Mehrotra’s Ram Naam Ki Madhushala and other books on Rama folklore were available at the stall of Bodhras Prakashan along with the book Ramayana’s Women.

Apart from Swami Satyanand’s Ram Kirti book on the stall of Sasta Sahitya Mandal, there are books like Radhavallabh Tripathi’s Ramayana Ek Punaryatra and Bhagwan Singh’s Apne Apne Ram.

There are many collections of folk tales of Rajasthan, Malwa, Garhwal, Mithila etc. along with China, Myanmar, Czech Republic on this stall.

Ram Ikshvaku Ke Vanshaj book by Amish Tripathi is also available in Hindi and English at many stalls. Hindi translation by Sumer Singh and three volumes of Persian original are available on the stall of Rampur Raza Library from Persian translation of Valmiki Ramayana by Prof. Shah Abdulsalam and Dr. Wakalat Hasan Siddiqui.

It also has beautiful pictures. At Amar Chitra Katha’s stall, comics on many characters like Ramkatha’s Hanuman and Garun are pleasing to the children. Apart from this, Valmiki Ramayana of Geeta Press and Ramcharit Manas by Goswami Tulsidas are also available for sale in the fair.

The release of Ashok Chandra’s book on Kashmir, Kashmiriyat and the crisis of Kashmiris was the main focal point  of the book fair. In the release ceremony of this book published by Vani Prakashan Group, conducted by Arun Singh, senior journalist K. Vikram Rao kept his point covering the history and situation of Kashmir. Apart from this, Prof. Ramesh Dixit, Katyayani and author Ashokchandra expressed their views.

Nine women, Dr. Amita Dubey, Dr. Archana Singh, Ranjana Mishra, Neema Pant, Anita Srivastava, including scholars Naval Kishore Tripathi, Mo. Alam were present at the felicitation ceremony of Daulatdevi Smriti Sansthan. Rizvi, Hamidul Hasan were felicitated.

In the evening, the Kavya Satat Sahitya Yatra’s poetry ceremony took place. On March 26, the last day of the fair, there will be programs for youth from 11:00 a.m. followed by Suraj, Nature Club and Vishwam Foundation’s felicitation ceremony from 12:00 noon, children’s cultural program from 1.30 p.m.

In the evening there will be a felicitation and closing ceremony by the book fair committee. The fair is being organized by Force One Books in association with Trade Mitra, Join Hands Foundation, Kiran Foundation, Origins etc.

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