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Monday, January 23, 2006

kolkata boi mela 2006

The theme for the 31st Kolkata Boi Mela (Book Fair) 2006 is Spain, the land of bullfighters. The schedules for the main programs have been indicated in the official website of the fair –

http://www.kolkatabookfaironline.com/focaltheme.htm

However, there is no details available on the site as on 1800 hrs on 23/1/2006. Probably updating of the site is in progress! )

Anyway, inauguration is scheduled for 24 January 2006 at 4.30 p.m and the fair will be thrown open to the public on 25th January 2006.
Children Day Celebration and walk for books will be held on Sunday, 29 January 2006 followed by the Ashok Kumar Sarkar Memorial Lecture on 30 January 2006 and the Supriya Sarkar Memorial Lecture on 1 February 2006. The Prize Distribution Ceremony will be on 3 February, 2006.

Site search for fair titles - You don’t have to lose your way in the maze of Calcutta Book Fair 2006 in search of an obscure title. If things work out as Tamal Dasgupta and Subrata Biswas have planned, just log on to bookbaazar.com to get a complete list of books and authors in each stall…… (read more)

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050205/asp/calcutta/story_4337949.asp

Other useful links to Kolkata Boi Mela (Book Fair) –

Kolkata book fair
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/01/24/58564.aspx

news of interest regarding boi mela
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/01/27/60305.aspx

tit-bits of boi mela –
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/01/28/60895.aspx

love in Kolkata boi mela –
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/01/30/61374.aspx

more on Kolkata boi mela 2005
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/02/01/62270.aspx

the last few hours of boi mela 2005
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/02/05/64461.aspx

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