Kerala: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

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Dr. Anju Lis Kurian (Editor)
Dr. C Vinodan (Editor)
School of International Relations, MG University, Kottayam

Series: India: Economic, Political and Social Issues
BISAC: POL054000

Kerala, a narrow stretch of land cuddled on the foothills of Western ghats is bestowed with nature’s magic and has awesome rank among tourist destinations globally. Kerala society is evolved through spectacular religious and reform movements.
The book is a compilation of 17 chapters which promulgates the rich tradition, biodiversity, politics, governance, climate change and health of Keala State which outlines history, current state and future. The book is very helpful for those who seek answers about the multicultural society ladder and Kerala Model success stories with an in depth and panoramic approch.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Kerala: God’s Own Country
(Anju Lis Kurian PhD, and C. Vinodan PhD, UGC Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Hindutva Politics in Kerala: BJP and the Puzzle of Social Engineering
(K.S. Pavithran, PhD, Professor and Former Head, Department of Political Science, University of Calicut, Thenjippalam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 3. Biodiversity of Kerala: A Historical Perspective
(Jacob Shaibu, Joseph V. Aparna, P. R. Lakshmidevi, M. B. Arya, P. S. Sreeshma and Paul Joby, PhD, Department of Botany, St. Thomas College [Autonomous], Thrissur, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 4. ‘Malayali’ Diaspora: Past-Present-Future
(V. Mathew Kurian, PhD, and John Raju, Joint Director, K. N Raj Centre, M. G. University Kottayam, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Enumeration of Family Bignoniaceae in Kerala
(V. B. Anish Babu, PhD, and V. T. Antony, PhD, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Odonates and Ecosystem Health: An Analysis at Selected Areas of Melukavu Village, Kottayam District, Kerala
(Sonia Jacob and Aiswarya Sambhasivan, Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Ornamental and Medicinal Chasmophytic Plants from Olichuchattam Waterfall, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India
(Binu Thomas, PhD, and Arun Christy, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Centre for PG Studies and Research, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut, Kerala, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Ethnobotany in Kerala: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
(Asha Ramachandran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Government College, Nattakam, Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 9. Women Empowerment and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Kerala
(C. Blessy Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, St. Thomas College [Autonomous], Thrissur, Kerala, India)

Chapter 10. Land Degradation in Kerala: Its Past, Present and Future
(A. D. Manikandan, PhD, and V. Mathew Kurian, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematical Demography and Statistics, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India, and others)

Chapter 11. Right to Education in Kerala
(Viswam Mathew, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 12. Catholic Church and the History of the Socio-Economic Development of Kerala: Tracing the Role and Relevance
(Cyriac S. Pampackal, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 13. Good Governance through E-governance and M-Governance: Digitalization of Administration Initiatives in Kerala
(Jobin Sebastian and P. Sakthivel, PhD, Research Schola, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 14. Climate Change and Macro Algal Diversity with Special Reference to Kerala Coast
(P. U. Hema Vijayan, PhD, and Geena George, PhD, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Maruthamalai Hills, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 15. Decentralization of Power and Health Security: The Kerala Model with Special Reference to COVID-19 Pandemic
(Sandhya Sebastian and Jinto Micheal, Research Scholar, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Chapter 16. Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Kerala Experience
(Manuel Thomas, P. Nisha, PhD, Nayomi John, PhD, and M. Thangavel, PhD, R&D Centre, Bharahiar University, Maruthamalai Hills, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 17. Geographical Indications: India’s Perspective
(Winson Thomas, PhD, and V. Mathew Kurian, PhD, Guest Faculty, Department of Economics, St. Berchmans College, Chanaganacherry, Kerala, India, and others)

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