Publishing Houses in Kottayam

Publishing Houses in Kottayam are a major employment generating sector among the public and private business sectors in Kerala. The first printing press in Kerala was established in Kottayam in the year 1821. Reverend Benjamin Bailey was the pioneer in this regard. Rev. Bailey was the British missionary to the region. The first Malayalam to English and English to Malayalam dictionaries were published in Kottayam. The setting up of the first writers, authors and publishers association in Kottayam was achieved in 1945. The association is referred to as SPCS. The SPCS is the repository of the rich literary heritage of Kerala.

A number of book exhibitions are held every year in Kottayam. These exhibitions attract book lovers from all over the world. The city is home to a number of publishing houses. Some of the noted Kottayam Publishing Houses include Labour India Publications, Deepika, Mangalam Publications, Malayala Manorama Publications, DC Books, V Publishers and Vidhyamitram among others. Dealing with subjects like society, religion and many other issues of contemporary importance, the books and the magazines published in Kottayam provide a detailed insight about the culture and the history of Kottayam and Kerala as a whole.

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Last Updated on 09/05/2013