Renowned Indian poet-lyricist Gulzar said that the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was an event of great vigour and enthusiasm for the Indian independence movement. But, he lamented, the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which fell on April 13, 2019, didn’t receive the attention and respect it deserved.
Piracy in the publishing industry cannot be controlled completely but it can be reduced substantially. Despite growing popularity of literary works by newcomers as well as established authors, publishers are facing tough times in many countries due to piracy, said Hugo Setzer, President of International Publishers Association.
As you enter the workshop room of the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair you see how children were learning to make masks, you stop at the doorway, stunned by several dragon and unicorn craft box heads ready to greet you.
Books are great tools in connecting cultures and bring people closer. Libraries play a pivotal role in this regard, open horizons for everyone and bring countries closer, said Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) Ahmed Al Ameri.
Sharjah Girl Guides turned up in force at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (SIBF) to promote their ‘Cookies for a Cause’ fundraising initiative. SIBF attracts around 2 million visitors each year, making it an ideal platform for SGG’s Brownies (7 to 11 years) and Guides (12 to 15 years) to promote their delicious wares and make sales in order raise money for a good cause.
World politics, once centred on the two poles (US and USSR), became unipolar after the collapse of the USSR and would soon become a multi-polar world with at least six countries having decisive power. India is trying to establish its place in the changing world, said former Indian diplomat and author TP Sreenivasan.
Almost an hour before the celebrated Indian poet and author Vikram Seth arrives at the auditorium at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 where he is to speak to school students, the hall is full. Only standing space is available and there are still two more busloads of children to be accommodated.
An astonishing singing performance was given at the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair by young aspiring singers who spread joy among audience and visitors at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Ibby VK and Taha Tito are freelance artists taking part in the SIBF through the events organising company, East Art Group, that arranged singing performances to entertain visitors until the end of exhibition.
“Cultural events like the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) play a tremendous role in inculcating a love of reading in the young generation through the hosting of multiple edutainment activities and interactive reading sessions,” remarked Emirati author Sheikha Mariam Saqr Al Qasimi while addressing more than 50 school students at the book fair.
The cultural programme features illustrator/writer seminars, workshops, reading and matchmaking sessions that will highlight the conscientious contributions made to the sphere of children’s literature by the UAE and the Arab region.