Spotlight on India

  • A special Spotlight on India series of events will be taking place at the 2017 edition of the Fair.

    The series coincides with the British Council’s India Year of Culture 2017 initiative, which will see an exciting festival of events take place to celebrate the country’s vibrant culture and history. A year long-programme to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and UK cultural ties was announced by the Prime Ministers of both India and the UK during Prime Minister Modi's visit to the UK in 2016.

    The London Book Fair will be working with the Indian government’s export trade body Capexil to stage an exhibiting presence over three pavilions for nearly 40 exhibitors.

    There are four pavilions dedicated to the Spotlight on India programme at The London Book Fair, with Capexil the main stand holder.

    Are you running a UK/India 2017 Year of Culture activity? Share it activity with the British Council team.

    Read the UK/India 2017 Affiliation Agreement.

    An opening ceremony with a speech by Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, which publishes Wisden India, plus a performance of the Karma Sutra Ballad. KarmaQuest will also provide 5 minute Spiritual IQ tests.

    International Business Lounge,
    Tuesday 14 March 2:00pm

    Renowned author Amit Chaudhuri in conversation in the PEN Literary Salon.

    English PEN Literary Salon,
    Wednesday 15 March 5:15pm

    The Symposium on Indian Writing Today features discussions from a delegation of authors from the Sahitya Akademi, including Smt. Arundhati Subramaniam, Sri Yeshe Dorji Thongchi, Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa, Mr. Kula Saikia, Sri B. Jayamohan.

    Apex Room (National Hall Gallery, Hall 3),
    Tuesday 14 March 12:45pm

  • A session of readings by the Sahitya Akademi authors.

    English PEN Literary Salon
    Thursday 14 March 3:30pm

    Shrabani Basu, author of Victoria & Abdul, and film director Gurinder Chaddha in conversation.

    Cross Media Collective Theatre
    Thursday 16 March 11.30am

    An opportunity to try new recipes by cookery writer and entrepreneur Anjum Anand at the Charlotte Street Hotel as part of London Book & Screen Week.

    Charlotte Street Hotel
    Monday 13 March, time TBC

  • Hosted by Mr. Sumeet Gupta, Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), featuring speakers from Cambridge University Press, Nielsen India and Lonely Planet.

    International Business Lounge (Stand 3D10)
    Thursday 16 March 10:00am

    An especially curated Rights catalogue of Indian writing co-created by FICCI and LBF.

    Presented by National Book Trust, India.

    Image result for national book trust indiaThe Collective Exhibit will showcase nearly 200 titles of 50 Indian publishers of English, Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi languages and is supplemented with a Rights Catalogue of the Exhibit. National Book Trust, India will also be promoting New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 (6-14 January) which will have Focus on "Books from Europe", and a Theme centred on "Environment and Climate Change".


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