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Key facts

Population: 1.324 billion (2016)

Official Languages:  Hindi. Each state and territory have their own official language,with the constitution recognising 22 in total. English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication.
Currency: Rupees (Rs)
Trade associations: Federation of India Publishers, Federation of Publishers' and Booksellers' Associations in India
Annual book fair:
New Delhi World Book Fair held in January.
VAT on books:
No VAT on books (print/ebooks)
Fixed book price system: No


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India Publishing Market Profile 2008
India Academic Journal Market Profile 2006