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Feb 2017

Hindi Literature Today #KLF17

“To receive recognition from Calcutta is very special,” began Yatindra Mishra, who has four collections of Hindi poetry to his credit. The third session of day 3 of the Kolkata Literary Festival was about “Hindi Literature Today.” Yatindra Mishra began by speaking about some of his works about in the field of music. He described […]

Feb 2017

An Interview with Sophie McKeand: Flying Words to Pages

Sophie McKeand is an award-winning , self-employed poet from north Wales, with poetry published in various magazines. She has performed at Green Man, Wilderness, Uncivilisation, Dinefwr and Focus Wales festivals as well as on the Caught by the River stage at the Good Life. Blogger at Huffington Post and new contributor at Wales Arts Review […]

The Curtain Raiser of #KLF17 – The Imitation Fame

The Curtain Raiser of the 4th Kolkata Literature Festival at the 41st International Kolkata Book Fair witnessed the presence of Bollywood’s own Chuck Norris, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017, the man who rose from the ashes of mediocrity and societal pressure to become the watchword of […]

What can Kolkata learn from Singapore’s Reading Movement

  In Singapore, unlike Kolkata, reading is not just passing time. It is a pledge, a requirement, a need, a promise and a national commitment and not just pleasure. Singapore is committed to building a nation of readers! Here I am sharing three solutions to garner and infuse reading in Kolkata much more than it […]

Discovering Costa Rica Through Legendary Works Of Literature

Costa Rica! The name instantly reminds of Jurassic Park. Doesn’t it? Yes, the Costa Rica of Jurassic Park fame is theme country for this year’s International Kolkata Book Fair scheduled from 25 jan- 4th feb, 2017. Now let us discover Costa Rica through its literature. Well for starters the film was wrong Costa Rica isn’t […]

আমাদের সেই রবি বাউল

রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুরের পূর্বে বাউল সম্প্রদায়টিকে পূর্ব এবং পশ্চিমবাংলার মানুষ বোধহয় কেবলই উদাসীন, খেপা, ছন্নছাড়া ভিক্ষুকের পর্যায় ফেলত । তাদের রচিত গান নিছক পাগলামি বলে প্রতিভাত হ'ত । শুধুমাত্র প্রচারের অভাবে বাউল, চারণ কবির রচিত গান যে কত উচ্চমার্গের লোকগান তা বুঝতে সমগ্র ভারতবাসীরও অনেক সময় লেগেছিল । কিন্তু যুগযুগ ধরে এই খেপামি ও উদাসীনতার তাড়নায় […]

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 […]

Guilds Address
Dec 2015

What is in store in the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair?

  The countdown has begun for the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair 2016. It is to be held from 27 January to 7 February 2016, the largest book fair in the world. Bolivia will be the Focal Theme Country in 2016. The year which is coincidentally the 50th year of Che Guevara’s immortal struggle against […]