Sashi Kumar

One of the most notable figures in the arena of Indian Journalism, Sashi Kumar is the founder chairman of the Media Development Foundation, which set up and runs the estimable Asian School of Journalism in Chennai. In 1992 he established the first regional channel in India, Asianet. He was the first West Asia correspondent of The Hindu in the mid-eighties. He directed the film Kaya Taran in Hindi based on the short story “VanmarangalVeezhumbol” (When Big Trees Fall) by writer N.S Madhavan. The film won him the G. Aravindan award as the best debut filmmaker of 2004. Well known also as an actor, Sashi Kumar was awarded the Viayaraghavan Memorial Award for his contributions to the field of journalism. Unmediated: Essays on Media, Culture and Cinema is the collection of Sashi Kumar’s contributions to various journals and magazines for over three decades.

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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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