[Following is an official Jamia press release dated Feb. 7]
For the second successive year, Jamia Millia Islamia is participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair with its own independent pavilion.
The India Arab Cultural Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is showcasing its publications in the main hall of the Book Fair-2013 at Pragati Maidan.
In a glittering ceremony attended by a large number of visitors and officials, including the New Delhi World Book Fair Director, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates H.E. Mohammad Al-Owais inaugurated the Centre’s Pavilion.
The India Arab Cultural Centre, established with the objective to enrich the intellectual resources of India through multi-dimensional programmes including literary interactions, within a short period of five years, has successfully translated 50 books of contemporary Indian authors into Arabic Language and Arab writers in Hindi and Urdu languages.
The vision behind this ambitious project is to update the Arab masses about contemporary Indian writers, their works and literary trends. The Initial response by Arab intellectuals, academicians and media persons vouches for the popularity being enjoyed by this project.