Sunday, May 16, 2010

Surge in sale of Tagore books

India's year-long celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary has triggered a surge in sales of the Nobel laureate's works, booksellers say.

"We usually sell four-five Tagore books every week. But on one day alone, we sold five. That's a dramatic rise," says Anoop Bambhi of Faqirchand books. Sikander Ray of Bahrisons, in Khan Market, echoes a similar experience.

"There is an increased demand for Tagore's poetry; particularly his masterpiece Gitanjali. We would sell one-two copies of Gitanjali every week. In the past few days, we we've sold two-three copies everyday. Tagore sells throughout the year but with the ongoing anniversary celebrations, sales have certainly gone up," he says.

Full report here Times of India 

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