Friday 16 February 2024 - 20:28
'Cell No. 14' in Urdu, Bengali unveiled at NDWBF

IBNA- The Urdu and Bengali translations of the autobiography book 'Cell No. 14' by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were unveiled at the 32nd New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF).

The unveiling ceremony was held with a number of cultural officials from Iran in attendance.

The Hindi translation of the book is also underway and will be over soon,” Farid Asr, the cultural attaché of Iran in India, said at the ceremony.

The book covers the first half of the life of Ayatollah Khamenei, from his early childhood all the way to the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought the monarchical regime to an end in Iran.

In his book, the author skillfully transports readers to a tangible and realized space through simple yet comprehensive literature. The book's narrative is devoid of imposing or imaginative elements, resulting in a striking sense of concreteness and realization, Tehran Times repoted.

It is a saga of a young cleric with an indomitable spirit who fights a dictatorial regime with his sermons and speeches as well as with his organizational abilities. He never loses hope despite being sent to prison and exile and finally emerges victorious against all odds.

He book contains unpublished photos of the Leader, his father, and his children, in addition to a photo collection of paintings related to the topics in the book.

The Persian edition of the book was published by the Islamic Revolution Publications in 2019. It was a translation of the Leader’s book that was originally written in Arabic. Last year, the Spanish and Portuguese translations of the book were also published.

Iran’s Book and Literature House Institute represents Iran at the event, with more than 800 titles in various fields including Iranology, art, calligraphy, religion, Persian education, classic and contemporary literature, children and young adults, and Sacred Defense among others. The books are presented in Persian, English, and Urdu.

Held for 50 years, the NDWBF has been a major calendar event in the publishing world. The Fair is organized by the National Book Trust, India (under the Ministry of Education, Government of India).

This year’s edition of the fair started on February 10 and will wrap up on February 18.


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