Kolkata Book Fair 2023


Where is book fair kolkata 2023?

Answer: Central Park Mela Ground at Karunamoyee, Salt Lake Sector III. Question: How many stalls were there in Kolkata Book Fair 2005? Answer: In 2005, the Kolkata Book Fair had around 600 stalls.

What time is the book fair 2023?

PM opens month-long Ekushey Book Fair 2023

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2023, the annual event of book lovers and publishers, in Dhaka.
  • The premier opened the country’s biggest book fair on Wednesday, joining its inaugural ceremony in person on the Bangla Academy premise after a gap of three years induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The fair is being held on the Academy premises and its adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan with the theme “Poro Boi, Goro Desh-Bangabandhu’r Bangladesh” (Read Books, Build the Country as Bangladesh dreamt by Bangabandhu).
  • The book fair will remain open for visitors from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm on working days and 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on holidays.

However, the visitors can enter the fair on International Mother Language Day at 8:00 am, and all entrance points will be closed after 8.30 pm every day, reports UNB.

  1. A total of 901 stalls have been allocated to 601 organisations for this year’s book fair, compared to 776 stalls to 534 organisations last year.
  2. Of these, 165 stalls have been allocated to 112 organisations on the Bangla Academy premises, and the rest 736 stalls to 489 organizations at Suhrawardy Udyan.
  3. Moreover, a total of 38 pavilions have been allocated this year.
  4. All the 489 stalls inside Suhrawardi Udyan have been set up in a way so that a visitor can see the whole fairground from any corner.

The temple gate of the Suhrawardi Udyan is the main entrance, which is located opposite the Bangla Academy. Also, there are three more entrances and exits nearby the Teacher-Student Center (TSC), Doyel Chattar and the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB).

The entire fair zone will be closely monitored by more than 300 CCTV cameras. At the opening ceremony, the prime minister distributed the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar-2022 (Bangla Academy Literary Award 2022) among its recipients. She handed over the award to the 15 recipients under 11 categories.

Each awardee received a cheque for the award money, a crest and a certificate.

  • Faruk Mahmud and Tarik Sujat received the award for poetry, while Taposh Mojumdar and Parvez Hossain for novels, Masuduzzaman for essays/research and Alam Khorshed for translation.
  • The other awardees are Milan Kanti Dey and Farid Ahmad Dulal for drama, Druba Esh for juvenile literature, Muhammad Shamsul Haque for research on the Liberation War, Subhash Singha Roy for research on Bangabandhu, Mokarram Hossain for science/science fiction/environmental science, Iktiar Chowdhury for biography and travelogue and Professor Abdul Khaleq and Professor Mohammad Abdul Jalil for folklore.
  • The Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar is given in recognition of creativity and talents in advancement and overall contributions to the field of Bengali language and literature.

The book fair is arranged every year in February commemorating the sacrifices of language heroes who laid down their lives on February 21, 1952, for establishing Bangla as an official language of then-Pakistan along with Urdu. Bangladesh was the eastern wing of Pakistan until its liberation in 1971.

  1. But the traditional dates of the fair got shifted for the past two editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. The traditional Amar Ekushey Book Fair started informally in 1972 on the Bangla Academy premises and then in 1978 the academy officially took the responsibility of arranging the fair every year.
  3. Bangabandhu’s youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana was present in the inaugural ceremony presided over by Bangla Academy President novelist Selina Hossain.
  4. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Cultural Affairs Secretary Md Abul Monsur, Bangla Academy Director General poet Nurul Huda and president of Bangladesh Book Publishers and Sellers Association Arif Hossain Choton spoke on the occasion.

: PM opens month-long Ekushey Book Fair 2023

Who are the publishers in Kolkata Book Fair 2023?

All of the main international publishing firms, including Harper Collins, Penguin Random House India, Pan Macmillan, Rupa, Bloomsbury, and many others, will have their own pavilions at the Book Fair.

What time is the Boi Mela 2023 opening?

Ekushey book fair: Bangla Academy makes some changes Along with some additions, the Bangla Academy has brought some changes in setting up book stalls and other facilities, including food-courts, at this year’s Amar Ekushey Book Fair considering the concerns of the publishers as well as the visitors.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to open the month-long “Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2023”, the country’s largest book fair, at 3pm on February 1, he added.
  • “We’ve brought such changes this year for two reasons — metro rail station near Bangla Academy and request of publishers to move seven pavilions with 182 stalls from the area of Institution of Engineers to main arena of the fair,” said Dr Muzahidul, also Bangla Academy director (administration, human Resources and planning division).
  • A major change will be visible in setting up the stalls in the book fair as the previous cluster method is being changed and all the 470 stalls inside Suhrawardy Udyan have been set up in a way so that a visitor can see the whole fairground standing at any corner of the fair.
  • Seven pavilions with 182 stalls have been shifted from the Institution of Engineers area to the main venue of the fairground upon the requests of publishers concerning their business issues, he said.
  • And thus, the main entry point to the fair’s Suhrawardy Udyan area has been changed and temple gate of the Suhrawardy Udyan just opposite to the Bangla Academy will be the main gate of entry.
  • The stalls of service-providing institutions like police, Ansar and fire service have been set up in the spot near Institution of Engineers while two confined zones out of the main venue have also been dedicated for food courts and there will be no unorganized, open or street type food shops, he added.
  • “Shishu Chattar” has also been shifted from its previous place to Sadhu Sangha area this year.
  • Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
  • Like previous years, the main stage of the fair will be on the Bangla Academy premises while book unwrapping and “Lekhak Bolchi” stages will be set up on Suhrawardy Udyan premises, said Muzahidul.
  • Another addition to this year’s book fair is “Digital Board” which will be visible in the key points of the fairground containing different types of information, including newly published books to let the visitors get informed easily.
  • Task force will be on hard-line in the book fair from the very first day to ensure that rules, regulations and instructions are being followed properly and thus, the publishers are asked to submit information each day to the Bangla Academy about each new book coming in the fairground.
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Law and order will strictly be maintained, he said, adding that each individual or organization will be brought under punishment or penalty if they violate or do not follow the instructions given by the fair authority. “Task force will also have the authority to seize any newly published book if a copy of the same is not submitted to the fair authority,” he added.

“We are trying hard to maintain the aesthetic beauty and security of this traditional fair,” he said, adding: “There is no security threat over the month-long book fair, according to the inter-ministerial meeting.” Talking to BSS, Agamee Prokashoni Publisher Osman Gani said: “This year, the overall arrangement including setting up of stalls, is being carried out orderly.

The publishers eagerly wait for the fair as 90% of new books are published on the occasion of the fair”.

  1. Selling foreign and pirated books has been banned in the fair which is being appreciated by the publishers, he said, adding: “We hope that there will be no opportunity for anyone to do anything unusual or unethical as the task force will be playing an active role throughout the fair.”
  2. There will be 470 stalls, including 367 general stalls, 69 stalls on children yard and 64 pavilions on the Suhrawardy Udyan while there will be 103 general stalls and 147 pavilions in the Bangla Academy premises.
  3. A total of 704 stalls except the pavilions will take part in this year’s book fair.

: Ekushey book fair: Bangla Academy makes some changes

What time is the International book fair in Kolkata 2023?

Pavilion details: – Where: Central Park Mela Ground, 15, Central Park, Sector II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091 When: 31 January to 12 February 2023 Timings: 12.00 to 8.00 p.m. British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is present at the 46th edition of the Kolkata Book Fair, also known as the Boi Mela.

As the event is visited by people from every walk of life – students, avid readers, poets, authors, artists etc., British Council is ready to accommodate the needs of everyone. From connecting people and ideas from the UK and India to providing information about the library and studying in the UK, the British Council pavilion covers it all.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch performances by UK artists, attend book launches, take part in activities, quizzes and workshops for children and adults with attractive gifts and more. Staying connected to the tagline of the Kolkata Book Fair – Boi Porun, Boi Kinun, Boi Upohaar Din (Read Books, Buy Books, Gift Books) – British Council is providing exclusive offers for all new and loyal library users which includes memberships for individuals and families.


Will there be a book fair in Delhi 2023?

Publications Division All Set To Exhibit Its Literary Treasure At Delhi Book Fair 2023 Delhi Book Fair Being Held At Pragati Maidan From 29th July To 2nd August, 2023 With The Theme ‘Books in Nation Building’ Publications Division To Exhibit Its Wide Collection Of Books & Journals And Offer Heavy Discounts On Select Titles – Posted On: 28 JUL 2023 6:34PM by PIB Delhi Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is participating in the much-awaited book fair of the city, the Delhi Book Fair, being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 29 th July to 2 nd August, 2023.

The 27 th edition of the fair is being organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) in association with Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). Publications Division will be exhibiting its wide collection of books and journals at Stall No 12, Hall No.11 of Pragati Maidan and will also be offering heavy discounts on select titles.

Celebrating the theme of the book fair ‘Books in Nation Building’ and commemorating the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with full fervour, Publications Division brings its rich collection of books on history of Indian freedom struggle and freedom fighters to the fair.

The books on offer are bound to captivate the minds of the visitors and book lovers alike. The display includes books on a wide array of topics such as Gandhian literature, history & freedom struggle, personalities and biographies, land and people, art and culture, cinema, and children’s literature, among others.

The Division is also offering its premium books on Rashtrapati Bhavan and collection of selected speeches of Presidents, Vice Presidents and Prime Minister s, published exclusively by the Publications Division. Kolkata Book Fair 2023 Besides books, Publications Division’s popular and widely circulated journals such as Yojana, Kurukshetra, Aajkal and Bal Bharti are also available at the stall. Visitors can also purchase annual subscriptions of journals and Employment News/Rozgar Samachar published by the Division.

Students, especially competitive exam aspirants, will find suitable books at the Publications Division stall that will help them prepare for examinations. The Division’s rich collection of children’s literature is also dearly adored by children and parents alike. Whether someone is interested in learning more about India’s independence movement, exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage, knowing about national leaders who dedicated their lives for nation building, or simply finding a good read, Publications Division has something for everyone.

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What is the book week theme for 2023?

Read, Grow, Inspire is the theme for 2023, and the featured artist is Australian illustrator Matt Ottley whose book Luke’s Way of Looking was a CBCA Honor Book in 2000.

What is the theme of Kolkata Boi Mela 2023?

Report: International Kolkata Book Fair 2023 Organized by the Publishers and Booksellers Guild, the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair began on the 31st of January and concluded on the 12th of February. The slogan for the 13-day event was Boi Porun, Boi Kinun, Boi Upohaar Din (Read Books, Buy Books, Gift Books), a message that seems to have been taken quite seriously by Kolkatans, who thronged the event in large numbers. PREMIUM The 46th International Kolkata Book fair. (Swapan Mahapatra/PTI) Labelled Asia’s largest book fair with over 900 stalls and the participation of 20 countries, the event also included numerous counters offering food, handcrafted jewellery, paintings, posters and decorative pieces.

  • To commemorate the UNESCO’s inclusion of “Durga Pujo in Kolkata” in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, event organizers installed a beautiful Durga idol, which was a great hit among the visitors who jostled to take pictures.
  • All the lanes within the fair were named after famous literary personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Jibanananda Das, Kavi Nazrul Islam, Nabanita Deb Sen and Antonio Machado, among others.

This year’s focal theme country was Spain with its section displaying Spanish books. A Spanish translation of Deepti Naval’s book, A Country Called Childhood, particularly caught my eye. An area was dedicated solely to guiding students who planned to study in Spain. Kolkata Book Fair 2023 This year’s focal theme country was Spain with its section displaying Spanish books (Chittajit Mitra) Many countries showcased books in their own languages and some like US regularly organized events with their delegates holding sessions on climate change and ways to combat it.

The British Council organized a registration drive for enrolments at their library. The Bangladesh hall was designed like a fortress with booksellers and publishers doing brisk business selling books from different genres including translations, poetry, science-fiction, romance and non-fiction that focussed on their freedom struggle and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

There were meet-and-greet sessions with some famous Bangladeshi authors and poets too. I caught a glimpse of Sadat Hossain, a well-loved Bangladeshi author who writes in Bangla. Apart from literary personalities, artists like Anirban Bhattacharya, Monali Thakur, Abir Chatterjee, Ranjit Mallick, Anjan Dutt, Sudiptaa Chakraborty, Saurav Das, Anupam Roy and many more also visited the fair. Kolkata Book Fair 2023 Visitors at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair. (Utpal Sarkar/ANI Photo) Students from the event’s digital partner Sister Nivedita University recorded and created content which was then posted online. They also handled the on-ground situation inside the SBI Auditorium where the Kolkata Literature Festival was held from 9th to 11th February.

The ninth edition of KLF being held at the venue, it was inaugurated by CV Ananda Bose, the governor of West Bengal, and state education minister Bratya Basu. The three-day festival that featured many panel discussions on the country’s literary scene, politics and other contemporary issues saw fully packed halls.

Seasoned authors like Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Amar Mitra and Pabitra Sarkar talked about 75 years of a free India and also about the insurmountable pain of Partition and the memories of the forced migrations that still haunt the subcontinent. Publisher and Editor David Davidar had a riveting discussion with Sujata Sen, Director of KLF, about 100 years of Indian Literature and its progression. Kolkata Book Fair 2023 Visitors at the Kolkata Book Fair 2023. (Swapan Mahapatra/PTI) Translations were the hot topic at KLF, with three panels on different aspects of it being presented on the last day. The most memorable panel for me had the famous Dalit author and now TMC MLA from Balagarh, Manoranjan Byapari, who vociferously engaged with the crowd and shared his life story and how his work tries to showcase that struggle.

Chuden Kabimo, an author from Kalimpong who writes in Nepali, spoke about the sad state of publishing in his native language. Translations has helped to spread his work to a wider audience. Other panelists included people associated with the publishing industry like Minakshi Thakur from Westland, Esha Chatterjee from Bee Books and Raman Shresta of Rachna Books.

Each day at KLF ended with a live musical performance with the one by Sahil Vasudev, presented by the Embassy of Spain in India, being a particularly innovative convergence of Indian and Western melodies. Thankfully, with nine gates to enter and exit, the Boi Mela Prangon (book fair premises) did not get dangerously crowded despite all these event.

Given the many different things happening at the venue and the enthusiastic participation of the public, it makes perfect sense to call the International Kolkata Book Fair a true celebration of what makes us human. Chittajit Mitra (he/him) is a queer writer, translator and editor from Allahabad. He is co-founder of RAQS, an organization working on gender, sexuality and mental health The views expressed are personal

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What is the largest book fair in the world?

Significance – The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. It is a critical marketing event for launching books and to facilitate the negotiation of the international sale of rights and licences.

Book publishing-, multimedia- and technology companies, as well as content providers from all over the world gather. Publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, academics, illustrators, service providers, film producers, translators, professional and trade associations, institutions, artists, authors, antiquarians, software and multimedia suppliers all participate in the events.

Visitors take the opportunity to obtain information about the publishing market, to network, and to do business.

When did Kolkata Book Fair start?

Kolkata Book Fair 2016 – 40th International Kolkata Book Fair at Milan Mela fairground. The 40th International Kolkata Book Fair was held from 27 January to 7 February 2016. Bolivia was the Focal Theme Country in 2016. The year which is coincidentally the 50th year of Che Guevara ‘s immortal struggle against imperialism in Bolivia.

What time is Delhi Book Fair?

Date and Venue Of Delhi Book Fair 2024 – This phenomenal book fair will start on 10th February, 2024 and continue till 18 February 2024. This book fair will take place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, and the timings are from 10 AM till 6 PM. The halls where you witness the fair are 7D,7E,7F,7G, and 7H.

What is the venue of the book fair?

World Book Fair 2023: Date, time, theme, ticket price, venue and all you need to know : The favorite haunt of book lovers has returned in a new avatar. The 31 st edition of the New Delhi International Book Fair (NDWBF) has finally arrived. It is that time of the year when you need to create space for some new books on the racks of your bookshelves.

The book fair will be hosted at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is a key publishing calendar event that has been taking place for the past 50 years. This year, the event starts on February 25, 2023. The event is organised by the National Book Trust India, an autonomous body of the Government of India under the Ministry of Education.

The Indian publishing industry is on the verge of expansion and NDWBF will exhibit the best place to promote such businesses.