Calcutta Book Fair 2012


The biggest book fair in Asia, the annual Calcutta Book Fair is a popular cultural event in the city that attracts publishers,writers, buyers and book lovers from all over India and aboard.The fair now not only confined to books only.It includes a world food market, exhibitions,and other forms of entertainment.

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The Calcutta Book Fair (25 January to 7 February 2012) is a public book fair which receives over 2 million visitors.The Calcutta Book Fair comprises over 600 temporary pavilions which are run by publishers and booksellers.
The 36th Calcutta Book Fair was inaugurated on Wednesday afternoon (Jan.25) by the chief minister of Bengal Mamata Banarjee at Milon Mela off Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.Italy is the focal theme at Book Fair 2012. Each year the organizer of the fair Publishers and Book Sellers Guild selects a Theme Country and authors from that country are invited to read excerpts and discuss their works.

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About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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