To tow the official line, this is to do with Teachers' Day. Sure. And bats fly
at night because milk is white. The real truth, as we've always maintained, is
that the books they are overpriced, and therefore undersold. And hence there is
some big sale or the other always happening. Here's this month's good news for
the bibliophiles. Folks, this should give you more reason to avoid going to the
stores unless the price levels are at realistic levels. There'll anyway be some
sale happening all the time, and you can even order books there and get them at
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is organizing a special book exhibition for a 10-day period, on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Hundreds of books in different Indian languages and of various genres like art, history, culture, land, people, the flora and the fauna, children's literature, Gandhian literature, reference works, communication, journalism, science and technology will be on display here.
The special attraction during the exhibition will be a display of selected speeches and writings by the philosopher and statesman Dr Savepalli Radhakrishnan. Speeches and writings of his from 1952 to 1964 will be displayed in four volumes.
Besides these, books of governmental organizations like the National Book Trust, the Sahitya Akademi, the ICAR, the CSIR and the ICCR will also be on display. A special discount of 10 per cent will be on offer on all the publications at this exhibition.
Please contact the venue for further details.