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Over 500 Russian Books in Indian Languages Showcased at World Book Fair in New Delhi

© Sputnik / Владимир ФедоренкоCollection of Russian classical literature.
Collection of Russian classical literature. - Sputnik India, 1920, 13.02.2024
The ongoing New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan is no less a treasure trove for bibliophiles to explore the rich literature of 35 countries available in Indian and English languages.
The New Delhi Book World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan has become a hotspot for book lovers seeking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural exchange between Russia and India through literature.
A large number of avid readers flocked to the Russian stalls to delve into a vast collection of over 500 Russian books translated into Indian languages.
The exhibition also featured Russian classics from the 19th century, as well as the hard-to-find Soviet works from the 20th century.
The collection features masterpieces by renowned Russian writers like Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov, translated into Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, and various Indian languages, showcasing a rich cultural exchange between the two countries.
The collection presents a diverse range of Russian literary classics, from the stories of Vasily Shukshin to Leo Tolstoy's fairy tales translated into Hindi, and a new Bengali translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment," offering Indian readers an array of literature to discover.
Prof Vadim Polonsky, Director of the Gorky Institute of World Literature at the Russian Academy of Sciences, presented a compelling lecture entitled "Why Pushkin is our everything?" shedding light on the extraordinary creative journey of the great Russian poet.
He also explored the influential role that renowned Russian authors have played in shaping world literature and their substantial contribution to the evolution of the modern Russian literary language.
A woman listens to explanations on headphones about the Indian languages Hindi, left, and Marathi at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, central Germany - Sputnik India, 1920, 11.02.2024
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