Background[ edit ] The current nations, Pakistan and Bangladesh, were part of an undivided India during the British colonial rule. Bengali is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language that arose from the eastern Middle Indic languages around CE  and developed considerably during the Bengal Renaissance. As early as the late 19th century, social activists such as the Muslim feminist Roquia Sakhawat Hussain were choosing to write in Bengali to reach out to the people and develop it as a modern literary language. Supporters of Bengali opposed Urdu even before the partition of Indiawhen delegates from Bengal rejected the idea of making Urdu the lingua franca of Muslim India in the Lucknow session of the Muslim League.
Chittaranjan Saha of Muktodhara took the initiative. Gradually it became official and the most popular book fair of Bangladesh.
Bangla Academy took over organization of the fair in In it was named Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This book fair is organized by government in February every year. Boi Mela started merely as a book fair, it has evolved into a national cultural festival reflecting the cultural spirit of the modern Bengali nation.
Thousands of people gather Ekushey book fair purchase books and to spend time in the company of books and their authors with a patriotic zeal. There is no entry fee. Publishers of Bangladesh take year-long preparation to publish a huge number of books during this month. Profit is not the consideration.
Inbook stalls were set up by publishers, book sellers and such other organization including Bangla Academy and Nazrul Institute. The fair venue is free from smoking and polythene.
Given the importance, generally head of government inaugurates the fair on the first day of February. TV stations live broadcast the inaugural ceremony.
It is limited only in Bangla Academy's boundary. The Ministry of Culture is in control of the fair while the Academy does the groundwork. Usually the Prime Minister or the Chief Adviser in case of Caretaker government inaugurates the fair. Between and publishing houses takes part. Only the Bangladeshi booksellers can join who have at least 25 books of their own.
There is Nazrul Manch, a corner dedicated to poet Kazi Nazrul Islama fixed place for month-long cultural meetings, a Lekhok Kunjo, a dedicated place for writers and, a media center for the journalists.
Nowadays it became harder to accommodate the huge crowd and the increasing number of publishers. Inthe theme of daily conference was 'Bengali Literature and Culture - Achievement of three decades'.
As many as publishers participated. A record number of books were published on the occasion.
According to official statistics, the number of books published in connection with the book fair was The sale proceeds from books sold shot up to a record of Taka million.Discover fun activities and huge discounts in your city with Ekushey book fair.
Check out great deals on things to do from kids activities to nightlife; try out new restaurants, spas, massages and hair salons near you, or plan a trip away from home. Children accompanied by their parents roam around the stalls at the Ekushey Book Fair during Children's Hours on Friday, the second day of the month-long fair.
Amor Ekushey Book Fair is widely known as Ekushey book fair in our country; it is one of the most traditional fairs of independent Bangladesh. Every the fair held throughout February at the premises of Bardhaman House and its surrounded area.
Oct 03, · One can hardly forget one’s childhood memories whether pleasant or painful. I can still remember my childhood very much. I was born in a village in the district of Shariatpur where I passed my childhood. Nov 13, · In it was named Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Notably, in s, another national book fair called Dhaka Boi Mela was initiated.
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