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21st January, 2017: The New Delhi Art Book Fair is all set to give India its first own art book fair on 22nd, 23rd and 24th November, 2017 with support and in collaboration with India Habitat Center, New Delhi. NDABF draws its inspiration from the passion of its founders for books of literature, of visual arts, of architecture, of photography, of design as well as from all the other Art Book Fairs established around the world whether in NYC, LA, Philadelphia, Toronto, London, Berlin, Tokyo or Singapore.

The New Delhi Art Book Fair endeavors to unveil, showcase and promote the scrumptious, unique and mysterious world of Indian and foreign Art, Architecture, Photography, Design, Crafts books for the pleasure of illustrated books’ lovers from India and abroad. The New Delhi Art Book Fair will be a yearly Haveli of Wonders and tribute to India’s mesmerizing 5000-year reservoir and storyline of mythological narratives, of modern fictions, of art, of sculptures, of photographs all contained in beautiful monographs, Art catalogues, Journals, Magazines, Fanzines.

The festival welcomes all actors of Indian Arts –artists, photographers, architects, designers, illustrators, gallery owners, agents, members of institutions, booksellers, antiquarians, librarians- and invites them to meet and interact constructively with the world of Indian and foreign –large or small, independent or not- art book publishers.

Amongst diverse activities that the festival will organize it includes exhibitions, workshops, master classes by artists, exhibition display by national and international publishers of art books, panel discussions, networking opportunities and cultural performances.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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