Updated post on lit fests
World Book Fair 2014, New Delhi Indians are among the world’s top readers according to a recent survey. While the survey and its findings may be open to debate, the fact remains that there has been a spurt in the reading habit like never before. The growth of Indian writing, easy access to books online and the growth of e-tailing book stores have also contributed to this trend. Second hand books are being sold and bought online and free ads on Indian websites enable people to advertise the books. According to the World Culture Score Index, Indians spend more than 10 hours per week reading!
From left: Nikita Singh, Aastha Atray, myself, Jyoti Singh Viswanath and Reet Singh at a panel discussion at Delhi Lit Fest, 2014 A reflection of this new found interest in books can be found in the mushrooming of lit fests all over the country. The…
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