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Balachandran Chullikkad

Poet, orator, lyricist, actor
Balachandran Chullikkad is a poet, orator, lyricist and actor from Kerala. His collection of poems published are Pathinettu Kavithakal, Amaavaasi, Ghazal, Maanasaantharam, Dracula etc. A collection of his complete poems, Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal (The Poems of Balachandran Chullikkad, 2000) have been published by DC Books. They have also published the book of his memoirs, Chidambarasmarana (2001). He has participated in many national literary seminars organised by Central Academy of Letters, India. He was one among the ten members of a cultural delegation of India to Sweden in 1997 invited by Nobel Academy and Swedish Writers Union. He represented Indian poetry in the international bookfair in Gotenborg, Sweden in November 1997. Chullikkad is also an actor in Malayalam films and serials. As an actor, he is best known for G. Aravindan’s Pokkuveyil (1981) in which he played a young artist who lives with his father, a radical friend and a music-loving young woman.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8th -17th february 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.


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