DC Books in Kottayam, Kerala, started in 1974 by Dominic Chacko Kizhakemuri, is considered the publishing hub of South India. The translation programme of DC books is considered to be the largest in India. It publishes around 1,500 books a year. The English-English-Malayalam Dictionary, published by DC Books, is the largest-selling bilingual dictionary in India and the second largest-selling dictionary in India.