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A.R. Venkatachalapathy

Historian, author and translator. Based in Tamil Nadu, he is noted for collecting and publishing the works of Tamil writer Pudhumaipithan. Currently serving in the advisory board of Tamil iyal virudhu, a Canadian based organisation. Constantly collaborates with National daily, ‘The Hindu’. He was awarded the V. K. R. V. Rao prize in Social Science Research 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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