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Varghese Punnoose

Varghese Punnoose is Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, Government TD Medical College Alappuzha, Kerala, India. He has worked in various teaching positions in different Govt Medical College in Kerala since 1997. His areas of interest include child and adolescent mental health, working with other medical specialties on psychological aspects of medical disorders, and he pioneered the first Transgender Clinic in Govt Medical College, Kottayam in 2016, first of its kind in government sector in India. He was awarded Professor J S Sathyadas award for excellence in medical teaching in 2011, Fellowship for young psychiatrist by World Psychiatric Association in its World Congress at Cairo in 2005, and the Catholicate award for university college teachers in 2017.

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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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