DC Books, a trailblazer in the Indian publishing industry, is set to mark its Golden Jubilee with a grand celebration on September 9th, 2023. In this remarkable journey of 49 years, DC Books has achieved numerous milestones, pioneering efforts to promote literature and education, and a legacy that has shaped the literary landscape of Kerala. At the heart of this jubilant occasion will be the 25th annual DC Kizhakemuri Commemorative lecture, which will be delivered by none other than the illustrious actor, theatre personality, and activist, Prakash Raj. His address, themed "Re-Imagining the Future," promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the power of belief, imagination, history, and life.
"As DC Books embarks on its Golden Jubilee year, it reaffirms its commitment to fostering a love of reading and learning among its audience. With a remarkable history, significant contributions to literature, and a promising future ahead, the celebration of DC Books' 50th year promises to be an event of cultural and literary significance not only for Kerala but for the entire nation. The legacy of DC Kizhakemuri lives on, inspiring future generations to embrace the power of belief, imagination, history, and life through the world of literature." said Ravi DC, Managing Partner, DC Books.
The inauguration ceremony will feature distinguished guests such as MLA Shri Thrivanchoor Radhakrishnan, Author VJ James, novelist, and translator TD Ramakrishnan, and Indian writer, critic, orator, and professor Sunil P Ilayidom. Sunil P. Ilayidom will deliver a lecture on 'Belief: Imagination, History, and Life,' followed by the participation of renowned writers, including Short story Writer, Novelist, and essayist Paul Zacharia, author and journalist KR Meera, poet and lyricist Manoj Kuroor, writer, translator, and screenwriter S Hareesh, and short-story writer and screenwriter Unni R.
The event will witness the unveiling of the DC Publishing Museum logo by Honorable Minister Shri. VN Vasavan presided over by Kerala Sahitya Akademi President, Prof. K Satchidanandan, and K Sethuraman IPS. New books commemorating the 50th year will also be launched. The celebrations will culminate with a musical concert by the talented Shahabaz Aman, promising an unforgettable evening for all attendees.
Founded in 1974 by the visionary Dominic Chacko Kizhakemuri, DC Books has a rich heritage rooted in making literature accessible to the masses. In 1956, DC Kizhakemuri ignited a paperback revolution by selling 10,000 copies of Thakazhi's Chemmeen. He also spearheaded the campaign to abolish taxes on books, a legislative effort supported by Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. DC Books continued to lead in innovation, introducing India's first e-book ecosystem with 'WINK' tablets in 2008 and becoming the nation's largest producer of 'Audio Books.' The company has received prestigious awards for excellence in publishing and boasts the largest bookstore chain in South India through its sister concern, Current Books.