Tag Archives: Book Fair

Mela: Edinburgh 2

Now let me write about the fair and our readings. I know that Calcuttans who read an account of the ‘Edinburgh Book Fair’ will have a vision of a vast collections of tents where people browse and buy books, but … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits: Edinburgh 1

So I’m finally back from the UK, having crawled here from Dumdum through the malodorous Stygian darkness of Calcutta loadshedding, but was nevertheless glad to be back, Mamata and her antics notwithstanding. Being in the UK always leaves me oddly … Continue reading

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Reading on Friday at Edinburgh

On Friday 15 August 2008 I will be reading from City of Love at Word Power Books along with Srijato Ganguly and Alka Saraogi as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Book Festival. If you are in the city please do … Continue reading

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The Farce Goes On

As predicted, the Bookfair farce has gotten worse. The ‘token’ inauguration on the Maidan was in contravention of several legal orders, and a prime candidate for a contempt of court case. It was a provocative gesture designed to destroy any … Continue reading

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The Book Fair is Homeless

The Calcutta Book Fair is homeless. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the whole sorry story of how the government and the Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Guild have argued, pontificated, prevaricated and temporised on the … Continue reading

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