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Palagummi Sainath

Journalist, author, teacher and rural reporter. He is the founder and editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India. He has been writing for the national newspaper, The Hindu, for close to 6 years. University of Alberta has given him an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2011. He received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2007.

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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 2020. The fair which will be held from 6th-16th february 2020 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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