Kolkata Book Fair

  • Mamata Banerjee a best-selling author at Kolkata Book Fair January 31, 2014

    Guess who is the hottest-selling author at the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair? Not Chetan Bhagat or Vikram Seth, but West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sales figures at the annual book fair, deemed one of the largest in the world, demonstrate that Mamata has emerged quite a literary sensation. "The response has...
  • Kolkata Book Fair is the Kumbh Mela of bibliophiles: Derek February 12, 2013

    On Sunday, February 10, I spent a day at the Kolkata Book Fair. Those who know the city or the event can imagine what I experienced. This is no ordinary book exposition; it is the Kumbh Mela of bibliophiles. This past weekend, I was one of 200,000 visitors. Over a...
  • Writers, artists live in anxiety in Pakistan: Farooqi February 11, 2013

    Kolkata: With political instability and extremism rising in Pakistan, noted Pakistani writer Musharraf Ali Farooqi feels artists and writers in his country live in anxiety and sometimes find it difficult to pen their thoughts. "It is difficult, it is not so easy. In such a volatile atmosphere sometimes it is...
  • Mamata's language befits a feudal empress: Nilotpal Basu February 7, 2013

    Kolkata: The Left has hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for shouting at her security guards publicly at the Kolkata Book Fair. CPM leader called the Mamata's behaviour despicable and said, "It clearly brings out that she lost it. The language used by her befits a feudal...
  • Angry Mamata publicly screams at her security guards February 7, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday night lost her cool and screamed in public at her security guards for an alleged delay in the arrival of her car at the Kolkata Book Fair. Mamata, who had gone to the book fair, screamed and...
  • Alternate book fair comes to Kol bookworms February 1, 2008

    Kolkata: Organisers of the Kolkata Book Fair will now be holding an alternate book fair between March 1 and 10 at the city's Salt Lake Stadium. It is not known yet how many publishers will be participating in the fair. This move comes a week after the Calcutta High Court...
  • Army decries opening of symbolic book fair in Kolkata February 1, 2008

    Kolkata: The Indian Army has taken umbrage at the holding of the symbolic book fair at Kolkata Maidan from where it had been banished last year on environmental grounds. "It is totally unauthorised and unacceptable. No permission was taken from us for holding the symbolic fair on the Maidan," defence spokesman...
  • Kolkata book fair cancelled, symbolic fair held January 30, 2008

    Kolkata: Book-lovers are sad and angry following the Calcutta High Court's cancellation of the 33rd Kolkata Book Fair on environmental grounds. However, a symbolic fair was inaugurated in the city's Town Hall on Tuesday night, high on polemics but sans books. The symbolic book fair was inaugurated in the presence of...
  • Calcutta HC says book fair pollutes, disallows it January 28, 2008

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday disallowed holding of the Kolkata Book Fair, one of the largest in the world, at Park Circus Maidan for violation of environmental norms and fundamental rights. A division Bench comprising Chief Justice S S Nijjar and Justice P C Ghosh directed the Booksellers Guild,...
  • Kolkata book fair not at Maidan June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The venue for the 32nd Kolkata Book fair has been finalised and it will to be held at Salt lake stadium premises. This announcement was made by publishers and booksellers guild (organisers) in Kolkata on Wednesday. The fair would be inaugurated on February 9 and will end on...
  • Book fair an environment hazard: HC June 18, 2007

    Kolkata: The 32nd Kolkata Book Fair has run into trouble again. After the construction for the book fair at the Maidan Grounds was stalled because of delay in permissions from the defense authorities the Calcutta High Court Monday refused permission to the Publishers and Booksellers' Guild to hold the book...
  • Bengal Book Fair hits roadblock again June 17, 2007

    Kolkata: Construction for the 32nd Kolkata Book Fair at the Maidan started late this year because of delay in permissions from the defense authorities. And it was stalled again by an interim order from the Calcutta High Court. Responding to Public Interest Litigation, the court observed that organisers haven't procured...
  • HC puts Kolkata Book Fair on hold June 18, 2007

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Book Fair has been put on hold by the Calcutta High Court till its organisers, the Publishers and Booksellers Guild, obtained permission from all relevant authorities. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice K K Prasad, acting on a PIL, directed the Guild to obtain...