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NCPUL's Urdu book fair in Malegaon breaks all previous sale records
Sunday January 5, 2014 7:46 PM, Staff Reporter

The first and second day sales at the All India Urdu Book Fair organised in Malegaon by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) which began Friday broke all the previous sale records, an official said.

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"The estimated sales of books on Saturday – the second day of the All India Urdu Book Fair organised in Malegaon by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) which began on Friday was a whopping Rs.10,24,400/-. It is a record single day sales at any of our earlier book fairs", Khurram Shehzad, NCPUL's research officer said while talking to

"The Malegaon book fair recorded the sale of Rs.04,65,194/- on Friday - the opening day. It was also a record", he added.

Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan had inaugurated the ten-day All India Urdu Book Fair on Friday. Simultaneously with the book fair the NCPUL is also organising a number of cultural and informational events to attract book lovers and buyers.

Over 50 publishers from different parts of the country are showcasing books on wide ranging topics in a total of 62 stalls.

Ejaz Publishing House has recorded the maximum sales so far. But, the most sought after stall for the last two days is Maktaba Al Hasnan, New Delhi. The Maktaba has recorded the sale of more than one lakh on each day.

Mrs Nazima of Honey Books, New Delhi while talking to said, "All our stocks finished within two days and we have to ask for fresh stock. We had not expected such a huge response."

She said, "People are pouring in to visit the book fair and it is amazing to see that most of them are purchasing books."

Besides men and children, the book fair is attracting a large number of women.

The ten days book fair has been organised by the NCPUL in association with the Malegaon Society of Education and Mumabi's Pasban-e-Adab.

The organisers have set a sales target of over 54 lakh rupees in ten days. This was the record set by the book fair organised in Mumbai in January 2011.

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