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The Quintessential Kolkata Book Fair

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If you reside in West Bengal and you happen to love books, (which happens more often than not) then you are sure in a habit to visit the annual International Kolkata Book Fair ( officially Antarjatik Kolkata Boimela) and that sort of forms an essential part of your winter season. The International Kolkata Bookfair is renowned not only in Bengal but worldwide because it happens to be the largest Book Fair in the world.

The book fair was started on a small scale in 1976 by the Kolkata Publishers and Booksellers Guild. It is the world’s largest non-trade book fair, Asia’s largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world.[1] It is the world’s third largest annual conglomeration of books after the Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Book Fair.

The 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair was held from 31st January to 11th February 2019 at the Central Park Mela Complex. Here are a few glimpses.

Saurav Deb

Hi, I am Saurav Deb, an Entrepreneur, who is into a textile business and mobile application development.  Amateur Photographer, having interests in mobile photography.

© Saurav Deb


Shreyami Ganguly

Hi! Myself Shreyami Gangopadhyay. I am a 33 years old bong woman. What can I say about myself. I love travelling, reading books, listening to songs, but photography is my passion. I am not a professional photographer but I like to capture every moment of life. I think photography is the only way to capture every sweet moment and later you can see this and refresh your memories.

©Shreyami Ganguly

Nilanjan Das

I am Nilanjan Das. Currently pursuing Post graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Visva Bharati. I have a great attraction to photography and especially in videography. I want to take these options as my career in future. I also like to read books.

© Nilanjan Das

Sanchali Sarkar

I’m Sanchali. I’m a lecturer in English Literature at a state college, and an independent researcher working on women’s mobility rights. I have always been fond of taking pictures, and I feel any nook and cranny can look amazing with pictures of one’s favourite moments. That’s what I do to make any place feel more like home!

© Sanchali Sarkar

Shankhadeep Bhadra

I have started photography in 2013. At first, I used to click with my smartphone but from 2014’s December I switch to DSLR because it gives me a wide range of features which was lacking in a smartphone. Nowadays I am more geared towards life and street photography because I think anyone can relate to the composition of the frame. Also, as an IT (software developer) guy, photography gives me relaxation which is much needed in my professional life.

© Shankhadeep Bhadra

Arijit Das

I am Arijit Das, presently working as a Software Engineer in TCS Kolkata. I was born and brought up here in Kolkata. Since my childhood, I have been a keen lover of art and have started painting since then. In the last few years I have grown an interest in photography; And exploring the streets and portraying every little corners of Kolkata has become my passion nowadays.

© Arijit Das

Aritra Das

Hi, I am Aritra Das, a student currently pursuing Computer Science and Engineering at Jadavpur University. I have always imagined myself as capturing beautiful landscapes and also the stories that no one normally sees. That made me a hobbyist photographer because of the love for the art of telling stories just by pictures. I have been shooting with my DSLR for a long time and in many places whenever I can.

© Aritra Das ©

Baishakhi Bhattacharjee

Hello, this is Baishakhi Bhattacharjee. I’m from Howrah, West Bengal. Kolkata Bookfair is one of the greatest festivals for Bookaholics people. There is so many book stall at Kolkata Bookfair. This picture was taken at one of the old bookstalls in Bookfair.

© Baishakhi Bhattacharjee

Anurag Biswas

Hi, I am Anurag Biswas from Kolkata

© Anurag Biswas

Soham Bhattacharya

Hi, I am Soham Bhattacharya from Kolkata.

© Soham Bhattacharya

The love for books is unyielding and forever. Because only in them can you find a world which makes an everyday life extraordinary…

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Happy Weekend Folks!

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