DC Kizhakemuri: The Genetics of Publishing
As Kerala Literature Festival commenced at the shores of Calicut Beach, the Founder of the fest, DC Kizhakkemuri as a publisher, was discussed in one of the first sessions. The intriguing session attended by critic Dr P K Rajasekharan and PS Jayan discussed the influence of DC Publishers in the Malayalam Publishing Industry.
In the session, Dr P K Rajasekharan compared Indian and Malayalam publishing by stating that Malayalam Publications can even be compared with international publications. He cited that it has become a model for many Indian publishers. He also pointed out that DC Publishers has its scale of quality when it comes to publishing while PS Jain defined DC publishers as the textbooks of innovative concepts.
As DC publishers have introduced paperback, prepublication and cover design and other new inventions to Malayalam, they have got the back of the Malayalam Publishing industry.
He also remarked that DC can claim a huge legacy in publishing while also embracing new writers and popularizing reading. Moderator Suneetha TV ended the discussion by paying tribute to Dominic Chacko, the founder of DC publishers, on his 99th birthday.