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kolkata book fair
07
Jan 2016

A book and it’s readers.

  Are You Reading? Everything? Something? Anything? Well, you must be. If you are reading in India, then you are contributing to the readership. According to a past survey, India has made it to the top as far as reading is concerned with an average Indian spending around 10 hours per week, reading books. This […]

Sohini Mitter blogger
07
Jan 2016

A Bagful of Books, Warmth and Nostalgia

  When I was asked to write about the Kolkata Book Fair by the founder of Kolkata Bloggers, the event’s official social media partner, the first thought that crossed my mind was  — Sigh, I haven’t been there in 10 years. That’s also the amount of time I’ve been away from the city where I was […]

Rushati Mukherjee Blogger
06
Jan 2016

6 Novels starring Kolkata – you should read right away!

      Kolkata has always been the bibliophile of Indian cities. The book-loving metropolis has not only embraced literature as an essential part of its identity, but has also been embraced by numerous authors from all over the world as Muse and backdrop. Here are 5 novels written by authors from around the globe that […]

Debjani Chatterjee blogger
06
Jan 2016

When “Boimela” meets “Food mela”, two things bongs can’t live without!

    Finally the yearlong wait is over and we the bookaholic and foodoholic Bongs are ready to welcome the mela of all the melas: Boimela! Our beloved Kolkata Book fair will be turning evergreen forty this year. Started in 1974, Kolkata Book Fair, which is known as International Kolkata Book Fair is something we […]

Kuntala Sengupta Blogger
06
Jan 2016

Pages off Roads:

“It was the last day of last year, 31st December, 2012. I left my house sharp at 9.20 am, a crispy semi-wintry morning and took a direct rickety-blue-tin-bus ride to Shyambazar from Salt Lake and walked the Sunday special pet-bridge, called lovingly so by me, and reached Women’s College, Baghbazar under half an hour.   […]

arundhati dey blogger
06
Jan 2016

Understanding deconstruction through Derrida’s “Structure, sign and play in the discourse of Human sciences.”

Almost a decade ago, in 1997, the International Kolkata Book Fair for the very first time, introduced a foreign nation as its focal theme – the Republic of France. Inaugurated by the French philopher, Jacques Derrida, the fair was also a witness to a massive outbreak of fire, engulfing it completely. After the reconstruction had […]

06
Jan 2016

(En)gendering Knowledge: Choosing Books For Children

Last year when I picked a copy of Cinderella for my seven-year-old cousin, he exclaimed in shock as though I’d picked pet food for him to eat. He was evidently scandalized, and fearing that his friends would bully him, said, “This is a read for girls; I prefer something more boyish, Di”. Perplexed at his […]

kolkata book fair paushali de roy
06
Jan 2016

Kolkata Book Fair: Walking down the memory lane.

“Book Fair! So it is an entire fair dedicated to books?” “Yes, lots of books from home and foreign shores.” My father had a rather simple way of explaining the concept of a fair dedicated completely to books to me. That was many springs ago. Since then, many things have changed -“Calcutta” is now called […]

Narayan Debnath
22
Dec 2015

Narayan Debnath speaks his mind on politics, cartoons and political cartoons

    Narayan Debnath is a senior comics-artist of India, whose characters, notably Handa-Bhonda, Bantul – the great, and Nonte-Phonte, have transcended age and generation in their immense popularity in West Bengal and outside. Debnath Babu was the first and only comics-artist of India who has received a Doctor of Literature degree. His illustrations and […]

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
22
Dec 2015

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay speaks about the Book Fair

    Born in 1935, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay is a Bengali author known for his stories for adults and children. Some of his books have even been made into successful movies. His books have reached the newer generations in the form of English translations and comics. Shirshendu Babu was kind enough to have a quick chat […]