The Birth Centenary of British Marxist Historian Eric Hobsbawm is being observed this year. He was born on 9th June 1917 and died on 1st October 2012. He has written many books on history and the trilogy on the 19th Century, “The Long 19th Century” (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914) which has been accepted as an authority on the subject. He was honoured by many awards. He was buried at High Gate Cemetery, where Karl Marx was also put to rest.

The Kerala Sahithya Academy is organising the last of the five series lecture at Kozhikode on 14th October 2017 at K.P.Kesava menon Hall at 5.PM.in co-ordination with the Purogamana Kala Sahithya Sangham. The Eric Hobsbawm lecture will delivered by Prof. Jyothirmaya Sharma, famous historian.