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Bengaluru Sahityotsava begins today at Palace Grounds

Big names from the world of words will attend the Bangalore Book Festival which begins on Friday.— File Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy
Big names from the world of words will attend the Bangalore Book Festival which begins on Friday.— File Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy

This month belongs to book lovers in the city. Close on the heels of the Bangalore Literature Festival, the annual Bangalore Book Festival is set to take place from December 14 to 23 at Tripuravasini, Palace Grounds.

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the book festival this year, the Bengaluru Sahityotsava is jointly being organised by the Indian Illustrated Classics, Bangalore Book Sellers and Publishers’ Association, supported by Central Sahitya Academy and the Department of Kannada and Culture. This year, over a million books and 50 renowned writers will converge at the festival, which will boast 307 stalls, lakhs of book titles and books in all languages, promised the organisers, at a press conference held here on Thursday. This list includes about 90 Kannada publishers, 150 English publishers, other regional language publishers, developers of book apps and e-books, book portals and online book sellers.

Big names from the world of words will attend the celebration of books, including U.R. Ananthamurthy, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, Sitakant Mahapatra and M.T. Vasudevan Nair. Entry to the festival is free for students and teachers.

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