1200 copies of Marathi Translation of Quran sold Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan
83 rd Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan was held at SP College Ground, Pune from 26th to 28th Marathi translation of Holy Quran was the biggest hits, with more than 1200 copies sold. March 2010. A large exhibition and sale of Marathi books and literature on science, history, art, culture, health, religion etc was organised on the occasion. Islamic Literature in Marathi was displayed by Islamic Marathi Publication Trust.
DVDs of recitation with Marathi translation too were displayed on the stall.
People from all walks of life as students, housewives, sadhus, doctors, administrative oficials thronged the stall in large numbers. An estimated 10- 12000 citizens visited. They were amazed to see more than 190 titles on Islam in Marathi. We were not aware that so much literature on Islam is available in Marathi.
Mr. R Gholap of Bibwewadi said “ I bought the Holy Quran because it is in Marathi. I have copies of the Ramayana and the Gita but never read Quran”.
Visitors commented with this literature misunderstandings about Islam will be removed and communal harmony will be fostered amongst our society. This literature should reach the masses. We would love to associate with your activities.
Manohar Joshi, Former Loksabha Speaker was one of the notable visitor and was presented with a copy of the Holy Quran.