International book fair to begin on Friday

Kottayam: An 11-day international book fair, INBOFA 2012, organised by Mahatma Gandhi University, would begin here on January 13. The goal of the fair is promotion of an advanced reading culture in the larger society and quick acquaintance of students, teachers and researchers with latest trends in knowledge production, the university vice-chancellor Rajan Gurukkal told reporters today.

Major national and international publishers are opening stalls with the latest books in all disciplines at the fair. A variety of programmes including seminars, discussions, book-launches and face-to-face with authors are also being arranged during the fair. A host of writers, scientists and scholars of national and international standing are participating during the days, he said.