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Thomas Isaac

Kerala Finance Minister T. M. Thomas Isaac is the Minister of Finance of the state of Kerala and a central committee member of the Communist Party of India ( Marxist). He represents Alappuzha constituency in the Kerala State Legislative Assembly. During his tenure as a member of the Kerala State Planning Board, he was in charge of the Peoples Planning in Kerala. He has also served as the Finance Minister of Kerala from 2006 to 2011. In college, he was a member of the Students Federation of India(SFI). Isaac was a professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram and he has published a number of books. He has written books in Malayalam such as The Withering Coconut(1983), Political Economy of Poverty(1985), and Science for Social Revolution: the Experience of Kerala(1989).

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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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