New Delhi: The 17th Delhi Book Fair was not left untouched by the effect of crusader against corruption, Anna Hazare. The social activist stole the limelight of the fair on the very first day as biographies on the Gandhian activist in English, Hindi and other regional languages were sold like hot cakes.

Sudarshan Bhatia’s ‘Krantidoot Anna Hazare' was the most sold out book, as more than 25,000 copies of the book were sold on the very first day.

The week-long book fair, started with the theme 'Travel and Tourism' on September 27 at Pragati Maidan. Different publishers have installed their stalls from hall 8-12.

On the first day, Diamond Pocket Books stall was the maximum crowd puller. Chairman AK Verma informed that books on Anna Hazare were the most demanding ones.

"Sudarshan Bhatia's 'Krantidoot Anna Hazare' is the bestselling book. More than 25,000 copies have been sold so far. Even 1000 copies published in Marathi and Bengali languages have also been sold off. There is a continuous demand for books on Hazare," said Verma.

“More so, orders of ‘Karantidoot Anna Hazare' in other regional languages are also being placed. On the first day, 500 copies have been ordered for publication and 200 copies have been sold,'' he added.

Interestingly, 16 new pages have been updated in the book which informs about the difference between government Lokpal Bill and Jan Lokpal Bill by Anna Hazre. Moreover, the book mentions about Anna Hazare’s fast and the massive movement that took place across the nation in solidarity with Anna.

Following this, books on constitution of India and ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi were also in demand. The National Book stall had the maximum demand for Subash Kashyap's Indian Parliament and Constitution.

JPN/Bureau