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Bangladesh Book Fair offers treat to bibliophiles

IANS  Kolkata, September 27, 2013
First Published: 15:21 IST(27/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:22 IST(27/9/2013)

Bookworms in the city are in for a treat! More than 20 publishers from neighbouring Bangladesh are showcasing a rich diversity of novels, essays, short stories at the Bangladesh Book Fair here.

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The third Bangladesh Book Fair, that began Thursday, is drawing book lovers to try oeuvre of around a lakh of books, with titles on Bangladesh Liberation War and the country's folk tales stealing the limelight.

"There are 28 publishers and books exclusively from Bangladesh," Kazi Moshtaque Zahir, First Secretary (Press) of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, told IANS.

Organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Bangladesh Exports Promotion Bureau in collaboration with the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh, the week-long exposition will also bring intellectuals and literati (like Rabeya Khatun, Faridur Reza Sagar) from the nation as speakers in two seminars.


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