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What is the concept of Human Library?

Human Library | Credits-Humanlibrary.org
Human Library | Credits-Humanlibrary.org

“The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered”

Harshad Dinkar Fad, founder of Human Library in Hyderabad.
  • Indore was the site of India’s first Human Library.
  • The Human Library Organization is working in over 60 nations.
  • They choose participants in the Human Library, like books, from a list to engage in one-on-one discussions and share tales.
  • Besides Human Library isn’t just a book to be read. The dialogues provide the idea that stereotypes are being challenged.
  • Many of the topics are taboo in Indian society – such as bisexuality, sexual abuse, alcoholic parents, sex work,  and social prejudices
  • Hence, the sole requirement of the ‘book’ is that it be honest, and that the ‘reader’ be nonjudgmental.

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