CONTENTS

i. Editors' Profiles ................................................................................................ ........8
ii. Contributors ..............................................................................................................9
iii. Acknowledgement ..................................................................................................15
iv. Foreword - V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai ............................................................... .....19
v. Preface - T.P. Sreenivasan ............................................................................. .......21
vi. Editors' Note ................................................................................................... ......23
vii. The Patrons of the Book ................................................................................... ...24
viii. Pre-publication Release ......................................................................................25
ix. Introduction - D. Babu Paul ................................................................................ ..27

Volume 1

1. Introducing Kerala

1. The Kerala Roots: An Introspection ...............................................................................................................41
Shashi Tharoor
2. Kerala for an Educated Traveler .....................................................................................................................49
Sunny Luke and Lacey Cooper
3. Kerala From Lens to Frame: A Photographic Journey Through Central Kerala .........................................67 Aniamma Joseph and Diya Luke
4. Geographical Specialties and Natural Diversity of Kerala ..........................................................................101
Sabina C. A. and Abin Varghese


2.History and Social Structure

5. Kerala Through the Ages: Pre-history to 1498 .............................................................................................133
M. C. Vasisht
6. Modern History of Kerala: Democratization and Sub-nationalist Efforts ...................................................149
T. P. Sankarankutty Nair
7. Facets of Kerala's Religiosity: An Overview ................................................................................................163
Sreekala M. Nair
8. Elements of Tradition and Modernity in Kerala Society ..............................................................................199
Jeevan S.
9. The Laws and Legal System in Kerala ..........................................................................................................207
Alex George Eruthickal and Ann Thania Alex


3.Cultural Heritage

10. Spices Make Life More Interesting: Cuisines of Kerala .............................................................................221
Annie J. Vilanilam
11. Evolution of Kerala Costumes ........................................................................................................................229
Alice Sebastian, Tinu Maria Thomas, Liz Thankom Mathew, Anna Mary Scaria and Reshma Alexander
12. Ethnography of Caste System in Kerala: A Comparative Note ...................................................................257
Abraham Thomas and Antony Palackal
13. Social Reform among the Depressed Castes in Kerala ................................................................................267
S. Jyoti Nair
14. Tribal Life and Culture in Kerala ...................................................................................................................283
George Thenadikulam S.J.
15. History Lessons: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Kerala Culture ......................................301
James R. Aubrey


4. Religious Heritage

16. The Major Religions of Kerala ......................................................................................................................317
S. Unnikrishnan
17. Hindu Heritage of Kerala: Rites, Rituals and Philosophy ............................................................................325
Princess Aswathy Thirunal Gauri Lakshmi Bayi
18. Hinduism: Adisankara's Contribution ............................................................................................................333
K. Maheswaran Nair
19. The History of Christianity in Kerala: A Perspective from the Underprivileged ........................................347
V. V. Thomas
20. Knanaya Christians in Kerala: History and Cultural Practices ....................................................................367
Elizabeth P. Kurien, Sunny Luke, Jacob Vellian, Jacob Kollaparambil and Celine Charath
21 The Contributions of Muslims to Kerala Culture and Heritage ...................................................................393
S. Sharafudeen
22 Reformist Movements among Muslims in Kerala ........................................................................................407
M. Abdul Samad
23 Socio-religious Movements in Kerala ............................................................................................................425
S. Unnikrishnan
24. Dynamics of Religion, Caste and Communalism in Kerala ..........................................................................431
Biju Vincent



5. The Linguistic and Artistic Heritage

25. Evolution of Malayalam Poetry .....................................................................................................................443
D. Benjamin
26. Malayalam in the Cultural Life of the Keralites ...........................................................................................457
V. R. Prabodhachandran Nayar.
27. Transliteration from Malayalam into English: A Computer-friendly Scheme .............................................473
J. V. Vilanilam
28. History of the Print Media in Kerala .............................................................................................................477
K. Obeidulla
29. The Visual and Performing Arts of Kerala ....................................................................................................485
Alphonse Panakal
30 The Christian Mural Paintings in Kerala .......................................................................................................501
Roy Thottathil S.J.
31 Malayalam Cinema: A Historical Overview ..................................................................................................515
C. S. Venkiteswaran



6.Political and Economic Heritage

32. The Political System of Kerala ......................................................................................................................525
K. C. Sreekumar
33. Underpinnings of Human Development: Evolution and Growth of the Kerala Economy ...........................543
K. K. George
34. Kerala Economy: Review in the Context of Globalization ...........................................................................559
Sreedhar Kavil and Vidhula Venugopal
35. Globalization and Kerala Society: A Cultural Analysis ................................................................................571
Antony Palackal
36. Kerala's Contribution to Indian Diplomacy ...................................................................................................585
T. P. Sreenivasan



7.Knowledge Heritage


37. English Education in Kerala: With Special Reference to the
Contributions of Christian Missionaries
........................................................................................................593
Valsa Ipe
38. Educational Scenario in Kerala ......................................................................................................................619
R. V. G. Menon
39. Schools in Kerala ............................................................................................................................................633
B. Hrudayakumari
40. Some Tasks for Higher Education in Kerala from a National Perspective .................................................637
J. V. Vilanilam
41. Medieval Mathematics in Kerala: A Survey ................................................................................................643
George Gheverghese Joseph
42. The Challenges before Higher Education in the 21st Century .....................................................................653
J. V. Vilanilam
43. Prominent Malayalis in the Making of Modern Kerala: ..............................................................................661
A Directory Ansu Mary Jacob and George Mathew Varambel



Volume 2


i. Editors' Profiles ................................................................................................................. 696
ii.Contributors ....................................................................................................................... 697




8. Natural Heritage of Kerala

44. Kerala: An Epitome of Tropical Biodiversity ................................................................................................707
Maya Raman, Sunny Luke and Shaji P. K.
45. Floristic Wealth of Kerala ................................................................................................................. ............737
Dennis Thomas T., Peter K. Mani and Sunnichan V. G.
46. Ethnomedicine and Medicinal Plants ............................................................................................... .............755
P. J. Mathew
47. Kerala: Farmers' Own Paradise .....................................................................................................................779
Sunny Luke and Babuji Mathew
48. Nature's Visual Feast: Ornamental Plants of Tropical Kerala ....................................................... .............807
Babuji Mathew, Sunny Luke and Peter K. Mani
49. Mammals of Kerala .......................................................................................................................... .............835
Gigi K. Joseph
50. Bird Life of Kerala ..........................................................................................................................................853
B. Sreekumar
51. Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Kerala ................................................................................................863
Rema L. P.
52. Fishery Resources of Kerala .......................................................................................................... ...............875
C. P. Shaji
53. Insect Diversity of Kerala: An Overview ......................................................................................................885
Punnen Kurian
54. Natural Heritage and Ecological History: A Case Study ............................................................... ..............903
Shaju Thomas
55. Biodiversity in Kerala: Changing Pattern and Emerging Issues ..................................................................915
Punnen Kurian



9. Health Care and Practices

56. Introduction to Health Care Practices in Kerala ........................................................................... ...............937
Madhavan V. Pillai
57. Health System in Kerala: An Overview .........................................................................................................941
Anu S. Nair
58. Evolution of Modern Medicine in Kerala ......................................................................................................951
K. Rajasekharan Nair
59. History of Ayurveda in Kerala ........................................................................................................ ..............963
R. Sreekumar
60. Siddha Medical System: Principles and Pharmacology ................................................................................971
Alan S. S. and Aidel Edison
61. Tribal Medical Lore: Ethnomedicine in Kerala ............................................................................................979
Antony Palackal



10. Emerging Kerala Society

62. Kerala Model of Development: Legacy and Paradox ..................................................................................993
Antony Palackal
63. Land Reforms and its Social Consequences in Kerala ...............................................................................1003
K. Jose Boban
64. Kerala's Changing Technological Environment: ICT Diffusion over Twenty Year...................................1017
B. Paige Miller, Antony Palackal and Wesley Shrum
65. Marriage and Family in Kerala: Changes and Continuities .......................................................................1025
Saji P. Jacob.
66. Nair Marriage: Past to Present ...................................................................................................................1033
L. Thara Bhai
67. Women in Kerala ..........................................................................................................................................1047
Susan Cherian
68. Womanscape and Gender Issues in Kerala ................................................................................................1055
Aneesh Joseph S. J
69. Demographic Transition in Kerala: Trends and Challenges ......................................................................1075
Tessy Kurian
70. Through Childhood into Adolescence: Perspectives on Life, Education and Society in Kerala ...............1087
Sonny Jose
71. Kerala Youth: Different Facets ....................................................................................................................1101
Usha John
72. Ageing in Kerala: A Case Study ..................................................................................................................1109
Lekshmi V. Nair
73. Differently-abled Persons in Kerala ............................................................................................................ 125
K. A. Joseph and Prakash Menakel Philip



11. Kerala Diaspora

74. The Migrant Malayali: A Historical Perspective ........................................................................................1141
Mansy M.
75. Asian Indians of Kerala as an Ethnic Group in America ............................................................................1151
T. M. Thomas
76. Singapore Malayalis: Looking Back and Beyond .......................................................................................1163
Sangeetha Madhavan, Reeta Raman, Lyn Ng, Indu Kumar Vasudevan and Alan Prem Kumar
77. More than 'Happy Conformists': The Singapore Malayali Identity ..........................................................1171
Raheelah Bte Abdul Manaf, Praseeda Nair, Ow Guan Jie Daniel, Wee Wei Ling Lydia and Alan Prem Kumar
78. Language Socialization and Cultural Identity of Singaporean Families .....................................................1185
Anitha Devi Pillai
79. Indian Diaspora in the Gulf ..........................................................................................................................1195
Sunny Kulathakal
80. NRKs as Catalysts of Socio-economic Change ...........................................................................................1207
Issac John
81. Successful Diaspora Malayali Entrepreneurs .......................................... ..................................................1211
Aniamma Joseph




12. Tourism Heritage

82. Icons of Kerala: Past and Present ................................................................................................................1261
Uthara Soman and Susy Mathew
83. Tourism Resources and Kerala Experience ................................................................................................1277
Blensy John and Arya Shanavas
84. Awakened India as a Tourism Hotspot ........................................................................................................1319
Lacey Cooper and Sunny Luke
85. India's Transformational Power ...................................................................................................................1341
Patricia E. McDonough



13. Looking Forward

86. Unleashing the Potential of Kerala: Some Perspectives on the Way Forward ..........................................1361
Suresh U. Kumar
87. IISAC's International Educational Programs in India ................................................................................1369
Ngan Huang Liu, Sunny Luke and Alex V. Koshy



Visual Kerala
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