Thrissur native unveils yet another tiny book on National Reading Day

Sathar Adhoor has already distributed around 30,000 copies of various collections. Photo: Special arrangement

On the National Reading Day, Thrissur native Sathar Adhoor has unveiled a book measuring just half a centimetre. The miniature book, titled "Salt," is a multilingual anthology featuring stories in 70 languages and weighs only 90 milligrams. It is readable with the naked eye. Guinness record holder Sathar Adhoor, known for his miniature books, has transformed an A4 sheet of paper into 3,672 pages, creating 51 tiny books with 72 pages each.

The smallest readable book in the world, released on Reading Day in 2012, was a poetry collection titled "One," measuring one centimetre in length and 0.5 centimetre in width, including poems in 66 languages, and has achieved numerous world records.

Photo: Special arrangement

Sathar Adhoor has already distributed around 30,000 copies of various collections, such as "SMS: 101 Stories," "SMS: 101 Poems," "Fifty: Fifty," "One," "Aadhaar Mini Stories," and "Haiku Stories," completely free to readers. Additionally, he authored 3,137 miniature books ranging from 1 centimetre to 5 centimetres, earned a Guinness World Record in 2016.

The National Reading Day is celebrated in India in honour of Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker, who had earned the moniker 'Father of India's Library Movement' for his dedicated endeavours to bolster literacy and library culture in the country.

P N Panicker believed that eduction and literary were the key instruments to achieve progress and had established the fist public library in Kerala in 1945. It was in 1996, that June 19 was declared as the National Reading Day.

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