Sanskrit as a modern language to popularize and stimulate innovation enabled by Sanskrit and its rich knowledge base: this is the main object of the 1st World Sanskrit Book Fair, which will be held in Bangalore, India, on January 7-11, 2011. The fair is expected to promote modern Sanskrit Literature and showcase the learning of the language based on new methods and approaches.
The Sanskrit Book Fair is sponsored by th The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and the goverment of Karnataka. This is an interview on the initiative by Mallepuram G. Venkatesh, vice-chancellor of Karnataka Sanskrit University. Here two articles on the event from the Deccan Herald and The Hindu.