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Kesavan Veluthat

Historian
Kesavan Veluthat is a historian specialising in early medieval history of India with a focus on south India. He has taught in different Government Colleges in Kerala between 1975 and 1982. He joined the newly formed Mangalore University in 1982. He took retirement as Professor and Chairman of the Department of History in 2008 and joined the Univerisity of Delhi in 2009. He was a visiting professor at various institutions including Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris; Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He knows epigraphy and languages such as Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada apart from Malayalam and English. His publications include Brahman Settlements in Kerala: Historical Studies, The Political Structure of Early Medieval South India, Kerala Through the Ages, State and Society in Pre-modern South India,The Early Medieval in South India and Irreverent History: Essays for M. G. S. Narayanan.

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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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