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#1
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Kolkata Book fair

Kolkata book fair will be held from 28th January2004 to 8th Feb'2004 in Kolakta maidan( Near Park street crossing).

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#2
| Lord of Kalinjar
been there in '93, and tons of books, but seemed mostly on the technical side. A great place for buying your textbooks in bulk, though, unless it has changed in 10 years
#3
| Senior Member
If you do buy a lot of books, investigate the special Indian postal rate for books. It is much cheaper than ordinary post but you have to leave part of the package open so the postal officers can see its all books.
I buy technical books in India, a book which costs $80 or more at home can be had for $5 or less in India. Perfectly legal, India is granted special dispensation to make copies and they are sold 'For Sale only in India', its OK to buy it there and ship it home.
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| Maha Guru Member
Originally posted by Colin
...special Indian postal rate for books. It is much cheaper than ordinary post but you have to leave part of the package open so the postal officers can see its all books.


The four kg package shown here cost Rs 140 + 30 for sewing up the package with the inspection slit.
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Kolkata book fair inaugurated

Kolkata book fair inaugurated

TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2004 09:02:33 PM

KOLKATA: No, Taslima Nasreen never turned up

Neither did All India Minorities Forum chief Idris Ali with his band of protestors. However, there was enough police bundobast at the venue of the 29th Kolkata Book Fair to tackle any eventuality even before it was formally inaugurated on Tuesday by Chilean poet Raul Zurita.

Though the lights seem to have got brighter this year, the 'ground' reality continues to remain the same. "Why can’t the organisers do something about the pathways between the stalls,” retorted an angry visitor as she stumbled on the uneven surface. The handful of visitors on the inaugural day managed to raise enough dust to put a cavalry charge to shame.

Chile being chosen as the theme for the fair, the inaugural ceremony had more to do with Pablo Neruda and Latin American literature than about the event itself.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...how/447443.cms[]
#6
| Maha Guru Member
Sounds like a good time was had by all! Did you go?
The map is not the territory. --Alfred Korzybski
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kolkata book fair

:eek: i had participated in this prestigeous fair for three years - in1993, 1994 and 1996. i alongwith a couple friends rented a 10'x10' stall and sold bengali books and magazines that we had printed in maharastra!! read more of it in my blogs
http://peekayjee1.blogspot.com ...8.blogspot.com
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