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Sunil P Ilayidom

Indian writer and critc Sunil P Ilayidom is a writer, orator, critic and professor. He is currently assosiate professor in the Malayalam Department at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. He has published a number of books on art and literary criticism, history, Marxism and culture. His alma mater is Maharaja’s College, Errnakulam. Ilayidom received the Abu Dhabi Shakthi Thayattu Award in 2008. He has received the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award for Scholarly Literature in 2006 and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award for literary criticism for his book, Ajnjanathavumayulla Abhimukham in 2013. In 2011, he received the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Kesari Award. As a lecturer, he has spoken on Sree Narayana Guru, Kerala Renaissance and the Mahabharatha and his lectures have been widely accepted and appreciated on social media. Recently, he has spoken out in support of the Supreme Court verdict in Sabarimala because of which he has even received death threats.

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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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