CHENNAI: This year at the third Chennai Puthaga Sangamam’s book exhibition, bookworms can look forward to browsing through books in over 155 stalls. The fair organised by Periyar Self Respect Propaganda Institution along with National Book Trust, New Delhi, will be held at the YMCA Royapettah from April 13 to 23.
The fair will be inaugurated by Chitra Devi Ramiah, Consul General of Malaysia for Southern India, at 6 pm on April 13. The stalls on display will have books in various genres ranging from literature, children’s books, sports to economics, fiction and self development. The stockpile of over 1,00,000 to 2,00,000 books will also comprise works on various topics like history, political sciences and science, which have been popular in the previous editions, said Olivannan, one of the organisers.
“This year, we have also organised a section for children called ‘Fun, Love and Compete’, where they will get to learn and take part in brain games, soap carving, mimicry and paper quilling,” added Olivannan.
The event will also see prominent people from the literary world including Kumari Anathan, Pazha Karuppiah, and director Seenu Ramasamy delivering talks everyday at 7 pm.
An authors corner workshop will be conducted by author Manushyaputhiran between 4.30 pm and 6 pm every day. The fair will be open from 2 pm to 9 pm on weekdays and between 11 am and 9 pm on weekend (April 14,18 and 19).
For adults the entry fee is Rs 10 and entry is free for children and students below 12 years. There are also discounts of 5 to 15 per cent on most books at the fair.
For details regarding the fair, contact: 26618162 or visit www.chennaiputhagasangamam.com.