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On the Web: Articles

A Marxist Paradise for Women? Brenda Maddox, New Statesman (6/14/99).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Kaumudi Online (news site).

Kerala Information Site.

Kerala Muslim Site.

New Kerala.

In the Library: Articles

Basu, Alaku Malwade. "Birth control by assetless workers in Kerala: the possibility of a poverty-induced fertility transition," Development & Change 17,1 (1986):265-82.

Gwatkin, Davidson R. "Food policy, nutrition planning & survival: the cases of Kerala & Sri Lanka," Food Policy (11/79):245-58.

Herring, Ronald. "Abolition of landlordism in Kerala: a redistribution of privilege," Economic & Political Weekly 15,26 (1980):A59-A69.

__________. "Dilemmas of agrarian communism: peasant differentiation, sectoral & village politics," Third World Quarterly 11,1 (1989):89-115.

Krishnan, T.N. "Demographic transition in Kerala: facts & factors," Economic & Political Weekly 11, 31-33 (1976):1203-24.

Mencher, Joan. "Namboodiri brahmans of Kerala," Natural History (5/66) & in Richard A. Gould (ed.) Man's Many Ways (NY: Harper & Row, 19

__________. "Land reform & socialism: the case of Kerala," in S. Devadas Pillai (ed.) Aspects of Changing India (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1976).

__________. "The lessons & non-lessons of Kerala," Economic & Political 'Weekly 15,41-43 (1980):1781-1802.

__________. "On being an untouchable in India: a materialist perspective," in Eric Ross (ed.) Beyond the Myths of Culture (NY: Academic, 1980), pp. 161-94.

Ramachandran, V.K. "A note on Kerala's development achievements," Monthly Review 47,1 (5/95):19-24.

Sen, Amartya. "More than 100 million women are missing," NY Review (12/20/90). Discusses lessons of Kerala's radical democratic politics & diminished discrimination against women.

__________. "Missing women," British Medical Journal 304 (3/7/92). More on Kerala.

__________. "Population: delusion & reality," NY Review (9/22/94). Improved circumstance of women in Kerala produces faster decline in fertility rate than do coercive practices in China.

__________. "Fertility & coercion," University of Chicago Law Review 63 (sum 96). Kerala.

__________. "Missing women revisited," British Medical Journal 327 (12/6/03). More on Kerala.

__________. "Passage to China," NY Review (12/2/04):61-65. What India & China have learned from one another during past 1500 years & more, & can learn from each other today. Includes judicious appraisal of Kerala's accomplishments

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Austin, H. Anatomy of the Kerala Coup (New Delhi: People's Publishing, 1959).

Ayrookuzhiel, A.M. Abraham (ed.) The Dalit Desiyata: The Kerala Experience in Development & Class Struggle (Delhi: ISPCK, 1990).

Aziz, M. Abdul. Rise of Muslims in Kerala Politics (Trivandrum: CBH, 1992).

Baak, Paul Erik. Plantation Production & Political Power: Plantation Development in Southwest India in a Long-Term Historical Perspective, 1743-1963 (NY: Oxford, 1997).

Baby, Ampat Koreth. Communist Rule in Kerala (unpub. PhD. Indiana U, 1964).

Bhaskar, Manu. Press & Working-Class Consciousness in Developing Societies: Case Study of an Indian State, Kerala (New Delhi: Gian, 1989).

Chander, N. Jose (ed.) Dynamics of State Politics, Kerala (New Delhi: Sterling, 1986).

Daniel, D. Struggle for Responsible Government in Travancore, 1938-1947 (Madurai: Raj, 1985).

Das, D. Jayadeva. Working-Class Politics in Kerala: A Study of Coir Workers (Thundathil, Kariavattom: T.C. Lilly Grace, 1983).

Drèze, Jean & Amartya Sen. India: Development & Participation (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Franke, Richard W. & Barbara H. Chasin. Kerala: Radical Reform as Development in an Indian State (San Francisco: Food First, 1989).

Goldstein, Carol. Kerala, a Unique Experiment: The Communist Ministry in Kerala, April 1957 through July, 1959 (EnglewoodNJ: ?, 1963).

Gopalan, A.K. Kerala, Past & Present (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1959).

Gulati, Leela. Fisherwomen on the Kerala Coast (Geneva: ILO, 1984).

Houtart, François & Genvievie Lemercinier. Church & Development in Kerala (Bangalore: Theological Publications, 1979).

Jayaprasad, K. RSS & Hindu Nationalism: Inroads in a Leftist Stronghold (New Delhi: Deep & Deep, 1981).

Jeffrey, Robin. Politics, Women, & Well-Being: How Kerala Became a "Model" (Houndmills: MacMillan, 1992).

John, K.C. Kerala: The Melting Pot : A Poltical History (2nd ed.; New Delhi, Nunes, 1991).

Koshy, M.J. Genesis of Political Consciousness in Kerala (Trivandrum: Kerala Historical Society, 1972).

Lemercinier, Genevieve. Religion & Ideology in Kerala (Louvain: Université Catholique de Louvain, 1983).

Lieten, Georges Kristoffel. The First Communist Ministry in Kerala, 1957-59 (Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1982).

Mahadevan, K. & M. Sumangala. Social Development, Cultural Change & Fertility Decline: A Study of Fertility Change in Kerala (New Delhi: Sage, 1987).

Mammen, P.M. Communalism vs. Communism: A Study of the Socio-Religious Communities & Political parties in Kerala, 1892-1970 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1981).

Mankekar, D.R. The Red Riddle of Kerala (Bombay: Manaktalas, 1965).

Menon, C. Achyuta. What Happened in Kerala? Review of the 30 Months of Namboodiripad Government (New Delhi: Communist Party of India, 1969).

Menon, Dilip M. Caste, Nationalism, & Communism in South India: Malabar, 1900-1948 (NY: Cambridge, 1994).

Nair, K. Neelakantan. Growth & Development of Local Bodies in Kerala (Bombay: All-India Institute of Local Self-Government, 1962).

Nair, K. Sukumaran. Rural Politics & Government in Kerala (Trivandrum: Kerala Academy of Political Science, 1976).

Nair, R. Ramakrishnan. How Communists Came to Power in Kerala (Trivandrum: Kerala Academy of Political Science, 1965).

Namboodiripad, E.M.S. Twenty-Eight Months in Kerala: A Retrospect (New Delhi: People's Publishing House, 1959).

__________. What Really Happened in Kerala: The Story of the Disruptive Game Played by Right-Wing Communists (Calcutta: National Book Agency, 1966).

Nossiter, Thomas J. Marxist State Governments in India (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1986).

Oommen, T.K. From Mobilization to Institutionalization: The Dynamics of Agrarian Movement in 20th-C. Kerala (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1985).

Ouwerkerk, Louise. No Elephants for the Majaraja: Social & Political Change in the Princely State of Travancore (1921-1947) (New Delhi: Manohar, 1994).

Parakal, Pauly V. Ten Glorious Years of Kerala UF Government: In the Service of the People (New Delhi: Communist Party of India, 1979).

Rajendran, G. The Ezhava Community & Kerala Politics (Trivandrum: Kerala Academy of Political Science, 1974).

Rangaswami, Vanaja. The Story of Integration: A New Interpretation in the Context of the Democratic Movements in the Princely States of Mysore, Travancore & Cochin, 1900-1947 (New Delhi: Manohar, 1981).

Santha, E.K. Political Participation of Women in Panchayati Raj: Haryana, Kerala & Tamil Nadu (New Delhi: Institute of Social Sciences, 1999).

Tornquist, Olle. The Next Left?: Democratiztion & Attempts to Renew the Radical Political Development Project. The Case of Kerala (Copenhagen: NIAS, 1975).

Varughese, K.V. The United Front Government in Kerala, 1967-1969: A Study of the Marxist-Led Coalition (Madras: Christian Institute for the Study of Religion & Society, 1978).

Yesudas, R.N. A People's Revolt in Travancore: A Backward Class Movement for Social Freedom (Trivandrum: Kerala Historical Society, 1975).

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