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M N Kaarassery

Writer, critic

M.N. Karassery is the pen name of Mohiyuddin Nadukkandiyil Karassery, an Indian writer and critic in the Malayalam Language. He is known for his writing and lectures on politics, literature, art and culture, and is a recipient of K.M. Seethi Shib Memorial Human Fraternity Award and holds the distinguished chair in Malayalam studies at University of Calicut. Karassery’s activism targets caste prejudice, social justice and religious equality in India. In May 2017, for example, he suggested the creation of a separate department in India for happiness. His writings and lectures support secular democracy and gender justice. He is a recipient of the M. Mohanan Award and the Sambasivan Award.

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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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