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Bailey is credited with having standardised the prose of Malayalam.

KOTTAYAM: Head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma will deliver this year’s Benjamin Bailey Lecture here on Friday.

He will speak on the ‘role of the royal family of Travancore in the educational history of Kerala’.The lecture series was instituted in 1983 in memory of the British missionary who is credited with having standardised the prose of Malayalam through his translation of the Bible and other works and publicised some of the earliest dictionaries in Malayalam. It was under his supervision that the actual typography of Malayalam was cut and cast in silver.

Benjamin Bailey was the founder principal of CMS College, which he established in 1817.

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