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guild press release
19
Jan 2016

Press Release dated 18.01.2016

Following were discussed during the Press Conference dated 18.01.2016   The 40th International Kolkata Book Fair is now at the verge of its inauguration on the 25 January 2016 and all the micro events are now slowly falling in place before the mega events starts. International Kolkata Book Fair 2016 will start from 27 January […]

madhura banerjee blog
19
Jan 2016

The Colour of Women in Ethnic Literature

  It has been a while since I have been interested in exploring through literature, Manhattan’s conjoined twin of a different complexion named Harlem. It was just another day at a bookstore, when I picked up a book of Maya Angelou’s, and found a full, vital voice leaping out from the very first few pages.  […]

amritorupa kanjilal
19
Jan 2016

15 things you learn as a book collector

    For the first 10 months of my life, I thought books were for eating. Then I learned to associate, and concluded that they were something big people held in their hands when they told stories. Some day after my second birthday, I realized that it was the books that held the stories, like […]

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 […]