Kolkata Literature Festival
Culture  /  Published 17.02.20

Russia at the International Kolkata Book Fair

With Russia being the focal theme country of the International Kolkata Book Fair for the first time in the 44 years of the event, one of the gates of the fair were modelled after the iconic Bolshoi Th...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 10.03.20

Reigniting the world of Apu on celluloid

There is the patchwork of visuals from the Apu Trilogy and descriptions from the pages of the novel Aparajito engraved into our popular consciousness indelibly, and there’s Apu, who springs back to ...
By Hia Datta

Books  /  Published 04.02.20

The Therapy of Ideas, Debates and Books

Last evening when I made my way through the book-clutching crowds thronging the International Kolkata Book Fair at Central Park in Salt Lake, I felt that the city’s spirit of enquiry was soaring. Th...
By Sujata Sen

Books  /  Published 08.03.20

She stories from eons ago to 2020

The session ‘Her Story: The Woman in 2020’ at the Kolkata Literature Festival is association with The Telegraph, saw Mumbai-based author Annie Zaidi, vlogger, model and anti-acid activist Reshma Q...
By Hia Datta

Books  /  Published 03.03.20

Nandana Dev Sen pays a tribute to mother Nabaneeta

I feel absolutely delighted that today we are celebrating not only the genre that I love the most in the world, that is children’s books, but also the legacy of the person who I will always love and...
By Kasturi Sen (t2 intern)


Books  /  Published 15.03.20

Of magical memories and magic

The session ‘What the World needs is a little bit of magic’ had magician Maneka Sorcar, actress Mumtaz Sorcar, daughters of P.C. Sorcar Junior, and John Zubrzycki, Sydney-based author, researcher ...
By Hia Datta

Books  /  Published 23.02.20

A global relook at the fairy tale

Reading bedtime stories to children has been an age-old tradition. Names like Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Anderson and Charles Perrault have become synonymous with bedtime stories and for playing a...
By Kasturi Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Unsung but unforgettable

Some lessons need to be told and retold when collective amnesia is on the prowl.As many as 40 per cent of the survivors in a study on the Partition-era violence had said the members of the other commu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 27.02.19

Saurabh Shukla on midlife crisis & his new book Barff

Introducing Saurabh Shukla to the audience at the Kolkata Literature Festival, held at the recently concluded International Kolkata Book Fair in association with The Telegraph, session moderator Samar...
By Sudeshna Banerjee


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