Sanskrit Book Fair, 2011

James Hartzell james.hartzell at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 1 21:49:33 UTC 2010

A member of one of the Sanskrit discussion lists posted a note today with several newspaper articles about the upcoming Sanskrit Book Fair in Bangalore, January 2011.  Here's one:
Big preparation on for Sanskrit book fair

Special Correspondent
BANGALORE: A four-day Sanskrit book fair will be held at the National College grounds here from January 7.
The fair, the first ever to be held, is being jointly organised by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry's Rashtreeya Samskrit Sansthan, the Government of Karnataka, all the 15 Sanskrit universities, seven Sanskrit academies, 16 Oriental Research Institutes, the International Association for Sanskrit Studies, the National Manuscript Mission, Sanskrit Bharati and NGOs working in the field of Sanskrit. Speaking to reporters, the former Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah and Chamu Krishna Shastry, president and secretary, respectively, of the National Advisory Board of the fair said Sanskrit, being a pan-Indian cultural language, would act as an impetus to national integration and harmony.


The fair is expected to attract 10,000 delegates. They include representatives of 120 Sanskrit postgraduate departments of general universities and 100 publishers and scholars/participants from 20 countries.

Other events

Mr. Venkatachaliah said a conference of Sanskrit scholars, a large exhibition on the knowledge heritage of India and cultural programmes will be part of the fair.

The fair's website is

See you there?
James Hartzell
U. of Trento

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