January 10, 2013 By

New Corner for French in Delhi Oxford Bookstore

oxfordleNew Delhi: Oxford Bookstore in Connaught Place in the national capital has dedicated a corner to French books showcasing about 400 French titles, ranging from food and art to films and philosophy. The bookstore unveiled the collection as a treat for Francophiles, French expatriates, European travellers and students brushing up their French language skills.
French Ambassador Francois Richier was present at the launch of bookstore which doneis in association with the French Embassy. Books include French
translations of works by Indian authors Apartbesides from works of popular French existentialist Jean Paul Sartre and Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus.
Rabindranath Tagore’s “Gitanjali”, Aatish Taseer’s “Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands”, Anita Desai’s “The Artist of Disappearance”, an attempt to understand modern Islam, and Shobha De’s “Starry Nights” are some of the works available in French.
There is also a collection of children’s books, movies and prize winning books apart from the regular fiction and non‐fiction for adults.
“There is not much commercial gain we are looking at. It might not be a popular section right away, but it will open a window to another world of literature for people who know the language or are interested in learning it,” Priti Paul, director of the Oxford Bookstore s

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