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Jaipur Book Lovers Is 100

 

 

 

Hashtag for the 100th meetup is    #JBL100

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It took them more than three years but Jaipur Book Lovers turns 100 on 2nd June 2019. And to let the world know about it they not only are going to make some noise about it but they are going to celebrate the occasion in style.

They have booked KRISHNAYAN from 5 pm  at the Jawahar Kala Kendra on JLN Marg, Jaipur on 2nd June 2019 for a gathering of 100 persons. Instead of a regular meetup they are going to hold a quiz  and other games having information related to books as theme. They are going to give away discount vouchers from a local book store as prizes. A member has generously agreed to donate a book shaped cake for the occasion. Others are donating their time and some are chipping in with money. This collection drive is a necessary as the participation in the JBL is completely free of cost.

JBL, as Jaipur Book Lovers Club is fondly known among members, is getting a limited edition coat pin cast in the shape of their logo. This pin is to be sold at cost to cost basis to the members on 2nd June.

JBL has die hard fans among all age groups. Here is what they have to say about JBL.

This is what Mr.Anurag Bhatnagar has to say about the club.

“Jaipur Book Lovers is a Book lovers dream. I had been searching in Universities Language Departments, with Bookstores and organisations like Crossword, JKK, elusive groups like the Pratibha Foundation. I even asked around at the JLF but was always disappointed.

It reminded me of

” My self when young frequented many saint; and heard great argument ; But evermore came out by the same door as in I went” as my Guru  Omar Khayyam would have said.

Then, I found myself at a JBL meetup about two years back . It has got my synapses , whatever are left, crackling, the serotonin flowing and the    neurons stirring again.

I love JBL for getting me fired up again, chastened  by the huge gaps in my reading over at least the last two decades and I love the passion of the members, young and old , specially the young have for reading books.

We have a lot to thank the older members for maintaining such class at JBL.”

Another member, Ankit Bohre,  who has moved out of town says, ” I miss coming to meetups, now Sundays are boring.”

‘जयपुर बुक्स लवर्स’- मुझे जयपुर में मिलने वाली सबसे अच्छी चीज़ों में से एक है, हालाँकि इस बात का हमेशा मलाल रहेगा कि बहुत देर से इस क्लब के बारे में पता चला ओर मैं ज़्यादा समय नहीं दे पाई। पुस्तकस्थ जो विद्या है उसे कैसे व्यवहारिक जीवन में उतारना है, अथवा किस पुस्तक में क्या सीख है यह observe करना मैंने इस क्लब से सीखा। पुस्तकों से प्यार तो मुझे बहुत है, पर समयाभाव से पढ़ नहीं पाती हूँ- पर इस क्लब के माध्यम से मुझे सतत पढ़ने की प्रेरणा मिलती है, और एक ही पुस्तक को कितनी प्रकार से पढ़ा जा सकता है- यह भी मैंने यहाँ जाना। हालाँकि मैं अधिक समय तक मीट-अप्स में शामिल नहीं हो पाई पर फिर भी इतने कम समय में जो सबसे सीखा- और नये शहर में जो आत्मीयता पाई, उसके लिये आभारी रहूँगी। यह क्ल ऐसे ही अनवरत रूप से चलता रहे, इसी भावना के साथ- विपाशा जैन

“I have been part of the JBL group since the last few months and already it has had a huge impact on me. I have been reading books since the last 7 years and was looking for a platform where I could share about what I have read and could also get info on other books and authors worth reading. The Book lovers group has proved to be that exact platform. Through it I have come to know about many different interesting books, reading them will surely improve my understanding of life and the world and also help me grow as a person.

The members of JBL come from different walks of life. Different cultural and social backgrounds. Different age groups and academic backgrounds.

This makes JBL a perfect group to have discussions.

I enjoy the experience of being the JBL meet up and later on also enjoy the memories of it.

It is my personal endeavour to bring the best of books to the group so all members can benefit from it.

I sincerely remain committed to Jaipur Book lovers group.

I take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the group for letting me be a part of their group and giving me a chance to express my views. With the 100th meetup of the group coming up, I congratulate the founders of the group for conceiving, creating,developing and nurturing such a noble community of book lovers I wish them all the best.”  – Prasanjeet

For Ms. Vandana Varma JBL is” a Plethora of intellectual opportunities”

 

 

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Books on Sports meetup  Group Photo

 

They have a member who reads more than 50 books a year and never misses a meetup and there is another who attends the meetup just for the masala Chai and the book talk. They have about 200 active members so the meetups are well attended affairs and the discussions are lively and in depth.

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Group photo after the meetup on Japanese writing

 

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Meetup on books JBL inspired you to read

Is your passion reading books? Join them! They are  your tribe! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and twitter and attend their meetings on 2nd Sunday and 4th Sunday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. at an appointed cafe in Jaipur.

 

Hashtag for the 100th meetup is                     #JBL100

 

 

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For Them Book Is The Star

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Jaipur Book Lovers held their 99th meetup at Chaisa Cafe, Lal Kothi on, Sunday, 12th May 2019.

They were there to celebrate the Book. Because the topic for this meetup was “Books Are The Stars of JBL”. The members were free to talk about any all time favourite books of theirs.

Prasanjeet Singh talked about his all time favourite book Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

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Here is what he had to say about the book in his words,

“It is a story of a wooden puppet and his adventures and journey. The puppet does not listen to his father Gepetto and runs away from him and always ends up in trouble.He makes bad friends who try to cheat him. He once ends up in a far away land and also comes across a fairy. Later on he is captured by a magician who tries to use him for his magic shows. Eventually  he is united with his father after being swallowed by the big dog fish which is so big that  it can swallow a whole ship. The wooden puppet is creation of one Master Cherry. The book is very fascinating and it takes you on a surreal journey. I was personally in a very happy state of mind while reading it and cut off from the rest of the world. Written in 19 century in Italy by Carlo Collodi whose   real name was Carlo Lorenzini has used some very fascinating terms such as – Land of miracles, the inn of the red crawfish. The book is beautifully written and has a few unique words as well which will improve the readers’s vocabulary. It remains my favorite book. ”

 

Ms.Santana talked about the Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi and Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks.

 

ruchirjblDr.Ruchir Sodani talked about these books. He is a big Asimov fan!

 

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Two new members

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The two Abhisheks

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The Group Photo!

 

Till we meet again to talk about some more books.

 

 

 

Jaipur Book Lovers

There is a group of bibliophiles in Jaipur who calls themselves Jaipur Book Lovers. Do you know about them? They have been around for more than three years! They have held 99 meetups till date and plan to celebrate their 100th meetup next month with great fanfare. More about that in the next Blog post!

A bibliophile, according to Google, ‘is a person who collects or has great love of books’.

A JBL member not only collects books & loves books but he also likes to talk about the books he is reading. He will not only recommend books but also talk at great length about what he thinks about what he is reading.

Do you want to know about what they read? Here is a sampling of their topics for their fortnightly meetings.

Ms.Vandana Varma a JBL member calls these meetups “a retreat into an oasis of knowledge and good advice.”

Besides reading books and talking about them they participate in competitions and celebratory meetups too!

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Braille Library Of Jaipur

This is the only library of its kind in gangori bazaar,in the walled city of Jaipur .It has about 3000 books and 1500 cassettes.Some of the titles are Harry Potter, Mahabharat, Ramayan, Prem Chand, Chandrakanta and text books for classes Ist to VIII th. But the books are all in braille so that a visually challenged person can read by touch.

The library was founded in 1998 by Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh .It was developed in association with Group Against Blindness,the Netherlands and the Lions Club, Jaipur.They also publish the only braille news paper of the state. The Sangh also publishes text books for blind schools of Rajasthan – for classes Ist to XII th- in braille. Magazines and novels for the library are procured from All India Confederation for the Blinds.

The Braille system was devised by Louis Braille in 1821 by simplifying Charles Barbier night writing.( A code developed on Napoleons orders to enable soldiers to communicate silently in dark )

Wiki on Braille

Books About Jaipur You Should Read

The Karan’s Jaipur Book Store

 

Times Food Guide-First Jaipur Edition

Times Food Guide-First Jaipur Edition

A Princess Remembers:The Memoirs of The Maharani of Jaipur By Gayatri Devi , Santha Rama Rau

The Last Maharaja: A biography of Sawai man Singh II,Maharaja Of Jaipur by Quentin Crewe

Building Jaipur:The Making of an Indian City By Vibhuti Sachdev

History Of The Jaipur City by Ashim k. Roy

A History Of Jaipur, C.1503-1938 by Jadunath Sarkar,Raghubir Sinh

Jaipur The Last Destination by Aman Nath,Samar Singh Jodha

Reversing The Gaze:Amar Singh’s Diary,A Colonial Subject’s Narrative of Imperial India By Amar Singh,Susanne Hoeber Rudolph,Loyd I. Rudolph and Mohan Singh Kanota

Jaipur And Its Environs by Harnath Singh Dundlod

The Relations Of Jaipur State With East India Company,1803-1858 by H.C.Batra

Notes On Jaipur By H.L.Showers

Homage To Jaipur by Mulk Raj Anand

Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur Life And Legend by R.P.Singh,K.Raj Pal Singh

Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Of Jaipur The Photographer Prince By Yaduendra Sahi

Jaipur Nama: Tales From The Pink City by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson

Jaipur City Palace by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson and Vibhuti Sachdev

Postage Stamps Of Jaipur byJ.R.M.Albrecht

A History Of Rajasthan By Rima Hooja

Travel

Rajasthan by Outlook Traveller Getaways

Jaipur City Map by The RTDC

Jaipur City Guide

Cookery

Marwari Kitchen Published By Roli Books

Cooking Delights of Maharajas:Exotic Dishes from the princely house of Sailana by Digvijay Singh

Newspapers

Rajasthan Patrika

www.rajasthanpatrika.com

Dainik Bhaskar

www.bhaskar.com

Times Of India, Jaipur Edition

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Hindustan Times,Jaipur

http://www.hindustantimes.com

Web Portals

www.jaipurshop.com

http://www.pinkcity.net/

RTDC

http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/new/site/index.htm

There is a book store near you in Jaipur almost everywhere so buy a book and read it-that’s what they are there for.

Cafe Coffee Day,Gaurav Tower,( with Coffee Shop)

Cafe Coffee Day,M.I.Road,(Book Shop Only)

Barwara Book House,in Barwara House,near Ajmer Pulia,(2223042)

Books & News Mart,M.I.Road(2370252)

Books Corner,M.I.Road(2366323)

Bookwise,Mall 21,Bhagwandas Road(2364755)

Universal Books,M.I.Road(5105640)

Prakash Books,129,sunder Path,Banipark (5067175)

Book World,Rajasthan University Campus,(shopping complex)(2705773)

Rajat Book Corner,Narain Singh Road,near Trimurthy Circle(2568833)

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