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Rajan Gurukkal

Rajan Gurukkal

Indian social scientist, historian and writer
Rajan Gurukkal is an Indian social scientist, historian, writer and professor. He writes on the socio-economic, cultutal history of Kerala, structural anthropology, historical sociology, and human ecology of the Southwestern Ghats. He began his career as a junior lecturer at Union Christian College, Aluva in 1972. He has received many awards, including, Oravakkal Mathen Memorial Best Academician Award(1986), Teacher Fellowship. Indian Council of Historical Research(1977) and National Teacher Fellowship, University Grants Commission(1980). He has written six books in Malayalam and in English. He has also written in various newspapers and magazines on current issues.

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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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