First Indian literary festival for children is all set to open in Delhi

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Children don't always believe reading is fun, so here comes a festival that promises to change their minds. Bookaroo, India's first literature festival for children, will kick off in the Capital on November 22. 'Two days packed with exciting events. By the end of it, we hope, children will see books as trendy and enjoyable,' says Anita Roy of Young Zubaan, one of the organisers. Some of the other organisers are bookstore Eureka, writers Anushka Ravishankar and Subhadra Sengupta as well as publisher Young Zubaan and literary consultancy Siyahi. Around 35 major writers, publishers, illustrators and performers have joined hands, so that the programme list is varied and quirky and kids, with their short attention spans, don't get bored. The initial fervour has been encouraging

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