13th Kochi International Book Festival begins
The 13th Kochi International Book Festival, organised by the Antharashtra Pusthakotsava Samithi, Kochi, has begun.
The Book Festival, which has been inaugurated on the 27th of November by Sanskrit poet and Jnanpith recipient Satya Vrat Shastri, will continue till December 6. Other than the exhibition of an enormously big number of books by more than 250 publishing companies, the Festival will also comprise of symposiums, seminars et al.
The Kochi International Book Festival, which began in the year 1997 and which has in due course won a reputation for itself, is considered as one of the best of book fairs in the country itself. Book-lovers from across the length and breadth of India are known to visit the fair, which is held at the Ernakulathappan Grounds, Kochi.