K.P. Kannan (ed.). 2018. Kerala in Transition: Essays on Economy, Polity and Society. Thiruvananthapuram: Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies and Thrissur: Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development.
Hardback / 296 pages / Rs 500
About the Book: The book contains a set of essays written by a group of eminent academicians, public intellectuals, administrators, and media personalities on contemporary Kerala society. It seeks to understand the on-going transition from a deeply entrenched feudal set up to a modern debating society characterised by democratic rights, citizenship, and assertive public demand for participatory development.
Chapters 3, 4, 7, 8, 14, 18, and 20 are new. Other chapters are minor revisions of articles published in Seminar (September 2012).
Table of Contents
1. Kerala in Transition: An Introductory Essay
2. Kerala and Cuba: Daring to Compare
3. Politics, Civil Society and Development in Kerala
4. Institutionalising Panchayat Raj: Some Reflections
5. Quest for Quality in Higher Education
6. Rethinking the Kerala ‘Model’ in Health
7. Cost Effective and Environmentally Sustainable: A Bakerian Alternative
Shailaja Nair and P.B. Sajan
8. Musings of an Ongoing Journey on Kudumbasree
9. The Beauty of Unintended Consequences: Kerala’s Own Kudumbashree
10. Men, Women and the Fidgety Cat in the Kerala Cupboard
M. Sarita Varma
11. Industrial Investments in Kerala
12. Growing Up Together: Society and Literature
13. Malayalam Cinema: Local Narratives, National and Global Contexts
14. Media and Kerala Society
15. Cartooning Chartbusters
16. Environmental Politics
K. Ravi Raman
17. Fifty Years of a People’s Science Movement
18. Palliative Care Movement in Kerala
Suresh Kumar and Amarnath Karuppalil
19. Daring to Dream: Musings of a People’s Science Activist
20. What Should Drive Kerala Remake?
About the Editor: K.P. Kannan is former Director, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
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Reposted from Kerala Scholars eGroup