The National Book Trust (NBT), India is launching a series titled ‘Corona Studies Series’.
This has been done realising the extraordinary psychological, social, economic and cultural significance of coronavirus pandemic for the human society in times to come.
The series will be used to document and to provide relevant reading materials for all age-groups for the post-corona readership needs.
“In response to the national crisis of this proportion, we believe that as a national institution it is our duty to take initiatives within our domain area to provide support in the form of new reading materials,” said NBT chairman Govind Prasad Sharma
“The series seeks to be our long-term contribution to prepare and engage readers with the various aspects of the Corona times by bringing out affordable books in various Indian languages in the identified subject areas,” he added.
“It will also provide a suitable platform to authors and researchers willing to contribute in this genre,” he further said.
“We have been closely following the Corona-related developments and taking cues from the multi-dimensional initiatives of the HRD ministry to meet the challenges of the pandemic,” said NBT director Yuvraj Malik.
“As a body for reading promotion, we find that we have a significant role to play,” he added.
“Accordingly, we started #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiatives by uploading PDFs of some of our select and bestselling titles for free downloads, and we have been receiving a tremendous response,” he added.
“Taking a comprehensive view, we are launching this publishing series,” he added.