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Guest of Honour

The 2nd edition of the Chennai International Book Fair (CIBF) has invited Malaysia to be its guest of honour, as India, particularly Tamil Nadu, share a longstanding connection across both the Bay of Bengal and the Straits.

As one of the largest populations in the world with Tamil speakers, Malaysia additionally boasts a vibrant multilingual publishing industry. Furthermore, books from Tamil Nadu have gained great success in markets in both Malaysia and Singapore alike.

By celebrating the historical ties between Malaysia and Tamil Nadu, readers of both countries are now able to access each other’s multicultural literature. This exchange has given a boost to the global Tamil literary scene, helping the Asian century shape into a realm of harmony and mutual understanding.

Stay tuned for more information about the Guest of Honour initiatives and delegation