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Delhi Book Fair to focus on travel, children

New Delhi: The Delhi Book Fair 2011, beginning at the Pragati Maidan here Aug 27, will have travel and tourism as its theme, with a special focus on children`s literature and the growth of e-book business, an official said.

More than 300 Indian and foreign publishers will take part in the fair to be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal.

The fair will be organised jointly by the India Trade Promotion Organisation and The Federation of Indian Publishers.

"Fair will be more aggressive this year because the publishers will be competing for the Excellence in Book Production award 2011," said a spokesperson for the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation.

Three major literary events involving children are being billed as the highlights of the fair, the spokesperson said.

`Discover the Genius in Your Child`, `How to Study Intelligently` and `Ghummaked Lok Katha` (Roving Folk Tales), will see participation of children from schools here and from the National Capital Region.

Eminent writers of children`s literature in English, Hindi and other vernacular languages, will also participate.

The Indian Society of Authors will present sessions on fictions, travel writing and e-book business in India.

The week-long fair will close Sep 4.

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