Kolkata Book Fair: Russia to be theme countryKolkata Book Fair: Russia to be theme country
on Jan 20, 2020 Russia will be focal theme country of the 44th edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair, to be held from 29 January to 9 February in Kolkata. This edition of the fair will familiarise Indian readers about the Russian Children and Classic books and it will also witness launch of many contemporary bestselling books, both for children and adults translated into Bengali. “We are happy to announce that the translation from Russian to Bengali has started again and is being supported by the Institute of Literary Translation, Russian Federation. Many Russian authors will be present in the fair. This new initiative of translation to bridge the two literatures will continue for Bengali and other Indian languages in the near future,” said Tridib Kr. Chatterjee, president of Publishers and Booksellers Guild. This is the first time when Russia will be a focus country of the International Kolkata Book Fair, the largest attended book fair of the world. The theme-country Russia Day will be celebrated on 30 January and day will be marked with various cultural activities from Russia.