The kolkata book fair is one of indias oldest and the largest book fairs. The theme country embassy is given a stall at the fairground centre and the gate is designed to match the theme. Kolkata book fair, indian kolkata book fair, famous kolkata. Ray, 88, who had been with the newspaper since its inception about two. Minister for small and medium enterprises, mr swapan debnath was also present on the occasion. About us kolkata book fair history publishers and booksellers guild. Kolkata book fair caught fire on february 3, 19 years ago. Jago bangla stall wins hearts at kolkata book fair all. How do i reach the international kolkata book fair, if i am from kolkata.
The success of the calcutta book fair has resulted in many book fairs in smaller cities in west bengal like siliguri, and was inspired, in turn, by the first world book fair at new delhi in 1972. All major tamil and english publishing houses participate in this fair. Dutta, who is a chemical engineer by profession in dallas, is a regular at the kolkata book fair this year. Kolkata book fair can be a base where lots of very important products will likely be displayed. The 39th international book fair which was inaugurated on the 27 january is buzzing with book enthusiasts. A crowdpuller at international kolkata book fair on business standard. The stall, having the theme no caa, no nrc, no npr, consists of an idol of goddess saraswati and stage for. The fair grounds will be open to the public from 1 pm 8.
Many famous book stores have put up stalls, either standalone or inside one of the two halls. Top 10 exhibition planners, trade fair organisers in kolkata. He doesnt have a release this year but is still happy to be back. International kolkata book fair 2016 ticket price kolkata.
The west bengal unit of the bjp has booked a stall for its mouthpiece bharatiya janvarta at the ongoing kolkata international book fair to popularise its ideology. Kolkata book fair news and updates from the economic times. Left goons attack bjpvhp stalls in kolkata book fair. Bengal bjp state president dilip ghosh too visited ahmadiyya muslim jamat shop and received a book by ashok chatterjee last updated feb 6, 2020 kolkata. It is asias largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world which is totally designed for the general public rather than wholesale distributors. Kolkata book fair blogs, comments and archive news on. A pocket guide to the 2014 kolkata book fair the new york times. Apart from our regular books, we have a prominent section of our wall dedicated to the quran. Initiated in 1976, it is extremely popular with the locals. By united nations figures, the country is sixth largest, but no matter, its huge, coming in with 197 million people as its 2017 estimate. It is the worlds thirdlargest annual conglomeration of books after the frankfurt book fair and the london book fair. The venue of the book fair is located in the permanent fairground milan. Bangladeshs increased presence in kolkata book fair 2018 is done to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring nations.
The international kolkata book fair and officially antarjatik kolkata boimela or antarjatik. There are eight such colours pink, green, blue, yellow, magenta, red, sky and orange hall denoting these blocks. Just to give a perspective, this year, kolkata bookfair has grown by leaps. Nagarik mancha will be participating at the international kolkata book fair 2016 to be held at the milan mela complex from wednesday, 27 january 2016 to sunday, 7 february 2016 128pm. The stalls of ahmadiyya muslim jamat and vishwa hindu parishad vhp are opposite to each other, showcasing religious harmony. The book fair, according to mr chowdhury, is an initiative to enhance the links of the citizens of the state with books.
The fair aims to promote sharing and gaining knowledge in the form of reading across all age groups like. The 2018 fair had over 708 stalls representing most major publishing companies in india and was held for days, drawing over 1. The year which is coincidentally the 50th year of che guevara s immortal struggle against imperialism in bolivia. Over 50,000 people visited the stall of an online library at the 44th international kolkata book fair to download books of their choice for free. The 41st kolkata book fair, will be an elaborate show, like all years. Over the years, richard dawkins, gunter grass, mulk raj anand, paul theroux and alexander mccall. Bookmyfair is indias online exhibitions ticketing brand. The website caters to visitor ticket sales via the online platform. Online library stall in kolkata book fair lets you download books for free the ndli at kolkata book store lets visitor have access to upto 1. A mobile app is available for visitors to locate their favourites among the 600 stalls. Social february 3, 2016 87 views 0 comments 0 likes maitree shee the international kolkata book fair is a winter fair in kolkata. Asias largest book fair and the most attended book fair also. If you are not a publisher or distributor or book seller, and still want a space inside the fair ground, kindly go for information for applicants as well.
Just a glimpse for those who could not or would not make it to boimela. Started in kolkata maidan, now boimela is shifted to milan mela and is. Jago bangla has emerged as the mostvisited stall at the 44th edition of the international kolkata book fair, with more than 25,000 people visiting the stall every day. World book fair 2018 new delhi, india trade show expohour. Pakistan publishers and karachi book fair makes a case at.
First, a few necessary facts about the kolkata book fair, or boi mela. The international kolkata book fair is a winter fair in kolkata. Chennai book festival going on at ymca grounds, royapettah. Fire at book fair, hindu hostel tnn jan 31, 2016, 00. Last year it had participation from over 886 publishing professionals with around 2000 stalls. In 1974, the concept of kolkata bookfair was getting formed by few young publishers, much against the will of the aged ones. Our bureau kolkata updated on january 19, 2018 published on january 18, 2016. Jan 29, 2015 fortnightly bharatiya janvarta has a circulation of over 10,000. And in 1975, the publishers and booksellers guild was formed with mr.
A person manning the stall told pti that till saturday evening, over 50,000 people, had visited the stall since january 29, and did live registrations free at the 44th international kolkata book fair ended on sunday. The battle over the citizenship amendment act has reached the ongoing 44th international kolkata book fair where stalls set up by the left and right wing groups have put up posters and displayed books for sale either praising or opposing the contentious legislation. The 42nd kolkata international book fair is a mustvisit. Senior bjp leader tathagata ray, who inaugurated the stall wednesday, said with just over a year remaining for assembly elections in state, the party intends to increase both the circulation and. Bitter memories of 1997 flashed in the minds of book lovers and publishers when a fire broke out at the book fair on saturday. You may ask, why i am writing about food while discussing book fair. Shnuopoka performing bolchi sona at brm stall youtube. Jago bangla emerges as most visited stall at kolkata.
Many of these are typically about publishing, books, authors, literature, reading, literacy and bookstore. A book fair is always an attraction for book lovers across the globe. Rajnish kumar the rbi move is aimed at providing borrowers some relief to borrowers, who are affected by the impact of lockdown on account of covid19. It was a treat to see children and adults sharing same passion for books. Why no bookbuying expedition can still match a visit to the kolkata. Again agitation at kolkata book fair before vhp stall. For your convenience, the international kolkata book fair 2016 has been divided into various blocks segregated by colours, to denote the set of book stalls available in that particular block. Kolkata book fair kolkata, india kolkata kolkata book fair. The last day of the 44th kolkata international book fair on sunday 9 february, saw a tensed situation after leftist goons, claiming to be students from kolkata university, ransacked stall number 370 belonging to viswa hindu parishad vhp, named janabaarta. India international leather fair, kolkata 2325, feb,2017.
This is for the first time that wikipedia is participating in any book fair any where in the world. You just need to inform at the entry gate of the international kolkata book fair and well get you the battery operated car immediately. Its considered a good business time for publishers as each stall. Eye on 2016, bjp books stall for mouthpiece at kolkata book fair. International kolkata book fair 2016 nagarik mancha.
International kolkata book fair 2017 dates, timings and. Started in 1976 with more than 50 stalls and 30 publishers, the kolkata book fair has come a long way. Kolkata bookfair and food listing there my suggestion on what to eat. Kolkata book fair, indian kolkata book fair, famous. To expand its database in bengali, wikipedia has put up a stall at the ongoing kolkata book fair seeking vernacular editors for the worlds largest free online encyclopedia available in over 280 languages. Walking through the stalls of kolkata book fair 2017 youtube. When boimela meets food mela, two things bongs cant live. Wikipedia stall at book fair next year kolkata news. The chief guest of honour of 2010 kolkata book fair was buddhadeb bhattacharjee, honourable chief minister, west bengal. It will make your visit to the book fair a memorable experience by bringing all the services of the book fair at your fingertips. Jan 29, 2014 kolkata the 38th kolkata book fair may have lost the kolkata literary meet, which has spun off into a standalone event, but it has filled the void by adding the threeday kolkata language and literary festival, which is set to be inaugurated by shashi tharoor, the minister of state for human resource development.
The 40th international kolkata book fair was held from 27 january to 7 february 2016. The calls you to kolkata, west bengal for kolkata book fair 2018. In an effort to enthuse people to become regular contributors to its site, wikipedia will launch a campaign at the kolkata book fair next year. On the last day of the 44th international kolkata book fair on sunday 9 february, the policemen stopped vhp workers from distributing the hanuman chalisa. Kolkata book fair 2018 is all set to bring out the geek in. This year jago bangla the official party mouthpiece has been depicted through a stall which has been modeled around theme communal harmony. Boi, boi, boi goes the chorus of the ongoing 39th kolkata book fairs theme song composed and sung by usha uthup. Shnuopoka performing bolchi sona at bangla rock magazine stall, kolkata book fair, 2016. Religious bonhomie at kolkata book fair the muslim times. International book fair in kolkata will be organised from 26th jan 2016 to 7th feb 2016 at milan mela ground kolkata. Most of the fairs in west bengal take place in kolkata.
In subsequent years the numbers of stalls have substantially increased. Coming back to my book haul, i went on the second day of the fair. Boi mela food stalls booked, publishers struggle to survive. Fortnightly bharatiya janvarta has a circulation of over 10,000. Jan 30, 2018 the 42nd edition of the international kolkata book fair 2018 will be inaugurated today by bengal chief minister mamata banerjee and frances minister of culture and communication francoise nyssen. Pages in category book fairs in india the following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total. Online library stall in kolkata book fair lets you. Sri lankas largest book exhibition, colombo international book fair 2016. The annual fair, which will be held from january 29 to february 9, will host about 600 books stalls and 200 little magazine kiosks. The success of the kolkata book fair has resulted in many book fairs in smaller cities in west bengal like siliguri, and was inspired, in turn, by the first world book fair at new delhi in 1972 the popularity of the kolkata book fair was seminal in india being nominated the guest of honour at the frankfurt book fair in 2006, according to the frankfurt book fair organizers.
It is also known by names like kolkata pustakmela, kolkata boimela and previously it was referred to as calcutta book fair, conducted during winter. Kolkata news press trust of india tuesday december, 2016. West bengal covers an area of approximately 88752 km. International kolkata book fair on jan 27 the hindu businessline. Apart from being home to asia s largest secondhand book market, kolkata boasts incredible libraries, coveted book collections and bookstores and one of the worlds largest and most prestigious book fairs, which usually heralds the onset of spring in the city.
West bengal state handicrafts fair begins at milan mela all. The 40th international kolkata book fair started in full spirit at the melan mela prangan adjacent to science city, kolkata. There are no entry charges for visiting kolkata book fair, another good thing about the fair. This is a golden chance for all book lovers as international book fair kolkata have many stalls,you can visit not only indian authors but.
February 3 rd will be observed as bangladesh day at the book fair. During this fair, the milan mela grounds will be dotted with about 500 indian stalls and 17 international stalls. One of the miscreants was also found to be trampling the srimad bhagvat gita under his feet. Sushil mukherjea as its founder president and jayant manaktala became its first general secretary. Stalls from nations such as spain, venezuela, mexico, ecuador, colombia, argentina, chile, guatemala, great britain, usa, japan, france among others, will add an. Frequently asked questions international kolkata book fair.
Kolkata has always been known for its ability to soak. In 2005, the fair housed about 600 stalls, including more than 20 pavilions, and recorded to 14 lakh. Fire at book fair, hindu hostel kolkata news times of. It will make your visit to the book fair a memorable experience by bringing all the services of the book fair. Kolkata book fair is a celebrated book event in the city of kolkata which attracts a vast number of book lovers, authors and publishers. Jan 30, 2018 there will be 42 bangladesh themed stalls at kolkata book fair 2018. The international kolkata book fair formerly known in english as calcutta book fair is the largest and oldest book fair in india, as well as one of the most important events of its kind in asia.
Competing with them are stalls, which are of religious nature, propagating their faith or of the government stalls like the government of west bengal, department of mass education extension and library services etc, or. The figures at the entrance of the stall depict a hindu, muslim, sikh and christian showcasing unity in diversity and the motto the party firmly. Launched in 2016,by gs marketing associates, it is headquartered in kolkata, west bengal. The chennai book fair is the second largest book fair in the country. The jago bangla stall was inaugurated by chief minister mamata banerjee on january 28. The last day of kolkata book fair on sunday saw tensed situation after police had closed the stall of viswa hindu parishad for distributing hanuman chalisa. Police objected to the distribution of the hindu holy book after leftwing student groups visiting the book fair protested against it, and ordered the closure of the stall. But do you know that this world famous fair once burned to ashes. The international kolkata book fair 2016 hatpakha magazine. Finally the yearlong wait is over and we the bookaholic and foodoholic bongs are ready to welcome the mela of all the melas.
Oct 07, 2017 pakistan and karachis fair by the numbers. As i entered karachi expo center, i was pretty excited because i was going to be with my love read. The book fair at kolkata essay english school students. Kolkata book fair latest breaking news, pictures, videos, and special reports from the economic times. At present book my fair reaches to people in kolkata, vishakhapattanam, bhubaneshwar and ranchi for visitor ticket booking of exhibitions. If you are looking for branding and publicity, there is no better place than international kolkata book fair in kolkata with a. Ikbf theme country 2020 russia participants 2020 events. West bengal chief minister mamata banerjee and frances ambassador to india alexandre ziegler during the inauguration of 42nd international kolkata book fair 2018 in kolkata on jan 30, 2018. Colour advertisements, scanned colour positive are acceptable or advertisement may be provided on cdr in high resolution i. The international kolkata book fair will be organised at milan mela, kolkata. Trade fairs in west bengal federal state july 2020, india. All stall owners have been instructed to create ramps so that there is convenience in entering the stalls.
In a first ever such move, the west bengal unit of bjp has booked a stall for its mouthpiece bharatiya janvarta at the ongoing kolkata international book fair to popularise its ideology. Around 570 book stalls sell almost 500 to 10,000 books each day, depending on their popularity. Talking about the stall, which has been a regular feature at international kolkata book fair over the years, mubashir ahmed munir, a missionary of the ahmadiyya muslim community, said the special feature of them has been the wide subjects on display. International kolkata book fair the worlds biggest international. The popularity of the calcutta book fair was seminal in india being nominated the guest of honour at the frankfurt book fair in 2006, according to the.
The 34th international kolkata book fair 2010 was held from 27 january to 7 february 2010. International kolkata book fair the worlds biggest. By shahs reckoning, pakistan is the worlds fifth most populous country. The 40th edition of the international kolkata book fair the worlds largest non trade. Eye on 2016, bjp books stall for mouthpiece at kolkata. Apart from english, the kolkata book fair has stalls selling hindi, urdu and other books too. They also help in promoting the trade and economy of the country by inviting participants from various parts of the nation. In a bizarre incident at the 44th kolkata international book fair, on saturday 08 february 2020, leftist goons, claiming to be students from educational institutions in kolkata, ransacked the bjp janabarta and the vhp stalls. The book hungry bengali community is thronging the milan mela complex in kolkata like every year. Leftists goons atatcked vhp stall, trampled bhagwad gita.
Our beloved kolkata book fair will be turning evergreen forty this year. Notably, each year the event gets organized by the publishers. On february 3, 1997, a stall at the 33rd kolkata book fair at maidan caught fire and burned down onethird of the entire complex. The kolkata book fair is asias largest and the worlds most attended international book fair. Nov 20, 2015 west bengal state handicrafts fair, 2015 one of the largest handicraft fairs in india was inaugurated by the minister for industry, finance and commerce, dr amit mitra today at milan mela grounds. With a total attendance over 2 million people every year, it is one of the worlds largest book fairs. I made my way to hall number three where i went straight into liberty books stall. If your questions are still not resolved, dont hesitate to fill up the form below and contact us. Police stop vhp from distributing hanuman chalisa at. Started in 1974, kolkata book fair, which is known as international kolkata book fair is something we cherish, we enjoy and we live every year.
Artwork for advertisement book mark will be provided by the exhibitors. Showing no signs of any religious divide, the book worms are thronging the fair with renewed gusto. Colombo international book fair, colombo, sri lanka. It is the worlds largest nontrade book fair with a total footfall of over 2 million people. The world book fair is organized by national book trust to promote the habit of reading in india. The venue of the kolkata district book fair will have more than 100 stalls. We can sketch around the ground and inside the fair. Participants interested in advertising in the fair guide may apply separately by 15 july, 2016. Everything about kolkata book fair 2020 rider escaped. The first book fair was held in the year 1976 and thereafter organized every year. Fairs of kolkata offer an excellent opportunity for rejoicing the cultural heritage of the state. The fair also has a typical fairground experience with a book flavour with the presence of picnickers, singersongwriters, and candy floss vendors on the fair premises. The map of the location is provided on the home page. Iit kharagpur has set up a stall at the kolkata book fair for the first time that would.354 1480 1262 625 99 687 229 1304 399 665 1078 1190 940 421 1102 595 909 932 1263 203 911 697 1126 340 1180 905 243 322 984 92 1292 1114 1494 637 228 471 1102