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World of Reading by T.P.Sreenivasan

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(Remarks by former Ambassador T.P.Sreenivasan at the International Book Fair, Abu Dhabi on April 29, 2016

I am grateful to the Siraj newspaper of Kerala for inviting me to be part of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. As a passionate lover of the written word and a writer of sorts, I enjoy being in the company of books and book lovers.

The world of words, of knowledge, is as ancient as the universe itself. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and Word was God”, says the Bible. In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism “Om” is a cosmic sound, a spiritual icon and a mystical syllable, a mantra, which preceded creation.