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January has been a month of Literature fests and Book fairs. 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.
The theme of the Kolkata Book Fair this year is Bangladesh 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.
The Kolkata Literary Meet happening along with the Kolkata 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.
The event also has a lecture, an award which has been initiated 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.
Venue - Milan Mela Kendra ( Opp - Science City)
Dates - 26th Jan to 10th of Feb 2013
Hall No - 6, Stall No - 6 (Near to Main Gate entrance/2nd Gate Entrance)