India: Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival takes place on Nov 5, 6 in Kolkata

Bookaroo, India’s first and now Asia’s biggest, dedicated-to-children literature festival, will be taking place in the city for the first time on November 5 and 6 at the historic Indian Museum here.

This will be Bookaroo’s 20th edition overall.

Over the last eight years, after captivating thousands of children in Delhi, Srinagar, Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kuching, Borneo, Bookaroo is coming in the city for the first time.

Bringing children and books together has been the mission for India’s first and biggest children’s literature festival.

“Our mission is to bring children and books together to celebrate the joy of reading through storytelling, dramatised readings, theatre, poetry, art and craft,” the organizers of the Bookaroo today said.

In Kolkata, 50 speakers from all over India, will enthrall children with sessions ranging from Goopy Gyne to Amar Chitra Katha tales, from Patachitra to puppetry, from Shakespeare to Tagore, from clay modelling to an Art Walk.

Bookaroo is a non-ticketed festival and open to all operating a first come first served policy. The sessions are crafted with great care for children between 4 and 14. Read more