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Retreat from Self-Reliance in Technology

is a landmark in the hi story of Malayalam language. The whole project was completed in 68 months. The encyclopaedia deals with 12,000 topics and there were about 1,000 contributors. It is remarkable that a co-opera- live .society of authors could successfully complete such an ambitious undertaking, though, to those who know the history of this society, this will not come as a surprise. It was started in 1045 by 12 authors with a capital of lis 120 for publishing books and for eliminating the exploitation of authors by printers and publishers. Very soon it became the leading publishing house in Kerala, It has now a subscribed capital of Rs 8 lakhs and has published 4,500 titles, including reprints of some rare books like Gundert's Malayalam dictionary. It is publishing a book a day of late and pays the highest royalty to authors. "Viswa Vijnanakosam" is priced Rs 600.

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