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The book fair was started to meet the growing public demand for books, and a relative lack of bookshops. Even though the country now has several large bookshops like Landmark, Starmark, Crossword Bookstoresand The Oxford Bookstorein addition to the book shop district of College Streetthe tradition persists and Calcutta Book Fair is growing every year.
Duration[ edit ] The fair traditionally starts on the last Wednesday of January, and ends on the first or second Sunday of February to ensure that the duration is always 12 days.
It was initially a week-long event but popular demand forced authorities to extend the duration to 12 days in Even though there is usually an extended holiday in Calcutta during the period of 23 January Subhas Chandra Bose 's birthday to 26 January Republic Day of Indiathe fair is held at the beginning of February to overlap with the payday of most Kolkatans.
The fair typically overlaps with the Hindu festival of Saraswati Puja. Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning, and hence many Hindu households observe the day by worshiping books on that day and not touching books for any other purpose.
This practice causes a lower footfall on the corresponding day in the book fair. The initial apprehension about reduced attendance at the new site has been proven wrong. Millions visited the book fair in The fair used to be held on the MaidanKolkata's large urban park. It was being held at the Park Street end of the Maidan, due to a better road and rail network, having moved there from the other end of Maidan in While this was initially a rival commercial venture, the unprecedented growth of the 'Kolkata Book Fair' caused the Government of West Bengal to merge the two book fairs in Conservation problems for the Victoria Memorial include high dust pollution, which is often accentuated by public fairs on the Maidan.
The Kolkata High Court 's decision to move all public fairs to the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass has not been greeted with enthusiasm by fair organizers due to the present location being in the heart of Kolkata, and being very well serviced by public transport.
The book fair and a few other fairs, however, were granted special permission by the Kolkata High Court to continue holding the fair on the Maidan in and However, the choice of Maidan as the annual venue for the book fair is no longer certain.
A demand for a permanent round-the-year indoor space for the fair, comprising only some of the stalls, had been given by the fair authorities to the Government of West Bengal.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharyain a statement inhad agreed to this request but no progress has been made on this front. However, many Kolkatans feel that the fair will lose its ambience if it is held indoors or away from the Maidan, which is a vast stretch of green in the heart of the city.
After a yearlong uncertainty, the world's largest non-trade book fair, settled for Park Circus Maidan to host the literary carnival in However, organisers of Asia's biggest book fair remained apprehensive, keeping in mind the disgrace in January when the Kolkata High Court did not allow them to host the fair at the Maidan on environmental grounds.
The Publishers and Booksellers Guild had to shift the most-awaited cultural event to Salt Lake in after the city's green brigade won a legal battle to block the fair at the Maidan.
Nagmoni Rohosyo at Kolkata Book Fair Mamata Banerjeein the presence of Special Guest Ms. The focal theme was Costa Rica.
Bolivia was the Focal Theme Country in Mamata Banerjee and other dignitaries. The focal theme of the fair is Great Britain.
Kolkata Book Fair [ edit ] The Stall of Wikipedia first time in any bookfair for the first time worldwide. Play media Mamata Banerjee is inaugurating the fair by hitting the bell 38 times at Milan Mela complex, Kolkata on 28 January The focal theme of the fair was Peru.
The focal theme this year was " Bangladesh ". The duration of the Kolkata Book Fair was extended by three days, following a request from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to help small and medium-sized publishers. The 37th edition of the popular fair started on 26 January in the state capital instead of 29 January and ended on 10 February as scheduled earlier.Role of Kreative Web Tech in creative writing: We understand that how much important it is for every business to have quality content.
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