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close this bookKerala: Radical Reform as Development in an Indian State (FF, 1994, 140 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the document1. Introduction to the 1994 printing
View the document2. The land of coconuts
View the document3. Kerala's achievements
View the document4. Behind Kerala's success
View the document5. Food for all
View the document6. Health
View the document7. Education
View the document8. Land reform
View the document9. Helping workers
View the document10. Overcoming caste
View the document11. Women and the Kerala reforms
View the document12. Lessons from Kerala
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This report is based in part on research funded by National Science Foundation Grant BNS 85-18440, Separately Research grants from Montclair State College, and through affiliation in India with the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, 1986-87. We are currently preparing a detailed monograph of Nadur, a village in central Kerala in which many of the issues discussed in this Report are examined at the local level. Expert research assistance was provided in Nadur Village by M. S. Ravikumar, M. Subramanian Nambudiri, and Sreekumari M. G. Indian researchers Thomas Isaac and Nata Duvvury provided us with up-to-date Kerala government statistics. In the United States, computer data entry and other research help came from Mira A. Franke and Lorraine Zaepfel. Suggestions for improving the manuscript were offered by Peter Freund, Stephen Rosskamm Shalom, Hanna Lessinger, Christopher Kashap, Joseph Collins, John Ratcliffe, Ann Kelly, and Gaen Murphree. The summary was written by Walden Bello. Layout was done by Susan Galleymore. We alone assume full responsibility for the contents of the report.