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And now its Kolkata’s turn as they host the 37th International
Kolkata Book Fair along with the literary meet aptly named KaLaM (KLM). The Kolkata Book Fair was inaugurated on the 26th
January 2013 by the eminent Bangladeshi academician Anisuzzaman along with the
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister of
Bangladesh, Abul Mal Abdul Muhith.
and the event aims at celebrating the 19th century Bengal
renaissance. The book fair was thrown open on 26th January 2013 and
will continue until the 10th February 2013.
Book Fair is a double delight for bibliophiles. With prominent authors and
poets gracing the event, KaLaM as its “daaknaam” goes is a perfect place for
every book lover to hang out.
in memory of Gangopadhayay who has been an integral part of the fair since its
inception. Gangopadhyay’s works will be discussed at length at the Kolkata
Literary Meet. The KLM will witness participation of a host of luminaries from various
fields discussing varied subjects. The fair has altogether 572 stalls which means lots and lots of books.
So in this Maha Kumbh of books don’t forget to visit our stall.
entrance/2nd Gate Entrance)