“We are proud of what we do. We provide cheaper alternatives for a poor country starving to learn. They say ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao,’ but where else are people going to get a book worth Rs 100 for Rs 10 in Delhi? This is historically significant in its own right.” said Qamar Sayeed, one of the vendors at the Sunday Patri Kitab Bazar at Daryaganj, Delhi, who is also the president of the Sunday Book Bazaar Patri Welfare Association.
The historic book market at Daryaganj, which was shut down in July following the Delhi High Court’s order, was reopened at its new address on Sunday after a gap of 50 days. The market’s new location at Mahila Haat ground in Asaf Ali road witnessed 139 out of the 276 book sellers setting up their stalls.
On the opening day of Mahila Haat book market, Shakeeb K.P.A a freelance photographer and a student of Photography and Visual Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia visited the market.