The fair’s going international is long overdue as Tamil is a truly global language, being one of the official or nationally-recognised languages in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. It is also one of the world’s oldest living languages, with a documented history dating back to more than three thousand years.
The Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation, a state-owned agency, will host the first edition of the Chennai International Book Fair. The international co-event at the fair will feature a rights fair, a translation grant programme, an international conference on the future of language publishing markets, a guest of honour programme and an international pavilion showcasing the books and cultures of the guest countries.
To take part in the rights table, publishing conference, translation grants programme, and international pavilion