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Sashi Tharur

Indian politician, writer, former diplomat, and global citizen. Currently serving as a Member of Parliament. He has penned 18 best selling books of fiction and nonfiction. He received the Sahitya Academy award for his book ‘An Era of darkness’. Tharoor is a regular columnist in many national newspapers. In 2006, he retired from the UN as Under Secretary General.

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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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