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Dr. Nirmal Selvamony

Academician and scholar

Prof Nirmal Selvamony is an Indian academician and scholar. Currently, he is Professor and Head of the Department of English Studies and Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in the Central University of Tamil Nadu. His major interests include literary theory, ecocrticism, ecotheory, music and drama. He is the current president of tiNai. Nirmal Selvamony completed BA (1973–76) from Scott Christian College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University with First Rank in 1976. In 1978, he completed his MA from Madras Christian College, Chennai in English with A Grade. In 1978, he joined Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, Bangalore as research fellow and submitted an essay titled Personhood in Art in 1982. In 1980 he commenced his Ph.D. in the University of Madras and submitted his dissertation titled “Literary Personhood in tolkappiyam” in 1988. Nirmal Selvamony began in 1982, his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Madras Christian College affiliated to the University of Madras. In 2011, he was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by North East Ohio Tamil Sangam, Ohio, US

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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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