Niyogi Books make World Hindi day special
Dr Karan Singh, Indian politician, philanthropist, and a member of the Rajya Sabha launched the first imprints of ‘Bahuvacahan’
ON JANUARY 9, the day preceding the World Hindi Day (January 10), Niyogi Books launched its latest imprint ‘Bahuvachan’, dedicated to the Hindi titles. Through this new imprint, the attempt was to celebrate the state language Hindi – which is not only one among the most spoken languages in India, but also a global language today.
Bahuvachan endeavours to further consolidate the publishing house’s ethos of bringing fine publishing within reach.
The first 12 books, which have been brought out in this imprint are illustrated titles of international standard, with which its intended to take Hindi books to the global market. The shorlisted books which range across diverse subjects, including biographies, travel, food, and culture include ‘Antarctica: Bharat ki Himani Mahadwip ke liye Yatra’, ‘Apne Bachchon ko Kaise Khilayen? (Aur Iska Luft Lein)’, ‘Avadh ke Zaike: Shahi Dawat se Ghar ki Rasoi Tak ka Safar’, ‘Bhartiya Shastriya Nritya’, ‘Bismillah Khan: Banaras ke Ustad’, ‘Dagar va Dhrupad: Divya Virasat’, to name a few.
On launching the imprints, Dr Karan Singh, Indian politician, philanthropist, poet, and a member of the
Rajya Sabha, said: “I love all languages. My mother tongue Dogri, my national
language Hindi, and my official language English. I would request you all to not disapprove of any language, but rather be supportive of all. A good book is the
lifeblood of civilization.” He also expressed his regrets on the gradual disappearance of the reading culture amongst children and youngsters, who are so engrossed in gadgets today that they have lost their learning skills. Bikash De Niyogi, MD, Niyogi Books stated, “With this initiative, we aim to take the language to greater heights.”
The publication house started 2018 with launching three new imprints to pigeonhole their diverse subjects and genres of publication in Jnauary itself. And, coming towards August, they
launched the first signature bookstore in Kolkata.