Blog post / Mr. Family Historian (or kudumba-charitrakaaran): The Syrian Christian Case

Nidhin Donald.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, April 2021.

Excerpt : Accompanied by original sketches, Nidhin Donald presents a tongue-in-cheek perspective of the trend of producing written ‘family histories’ among Syrian Christians in Kerala.

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Blog post / A Snapshot of History: Vasco da Gama in Calicut, 1498

B. Prabu.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, May 2021.

Excerpt : Drawing from the translation of an anonymous, first-hand account of Vasco da Gama’s historical visit to present-day Kerala, B. Prabu gives us a snapshot of the events that eventually determined the course of European colonialism in the Indian subcontinent.

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Blog post / The Changing Face of Family and Marital Relationships in Kerala

Anjali K. K.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, May 2021.

 

Excerpt : Sensationalized reports in Kerala of women involved in family murders and extramarital affairs serve to obscure more than they reveal. Anjali K.K. draws upon her research to explore the broader contexts of marital breakdown in Kerala through the perspectives of women.

 

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Blog post / Couple-photographs in Malayalam Cinema

S. Harikrishnan.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, April 2021.

Excerpt : S. Harikrishnan writes about how Malayalam cinema uses couple-and-wedding photographs as a useful plot device—to guide narrative, enhance contrast and add depth to characters.

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Blog post / Spices, Mattancherry, and the Making of a Children’s Book

Sruthi Vijayan and Sanjana Ranjit.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, April 2021.

Excerpt : Filled with illustrations as colourful and flavourful as the spices it describes, A Little Spice Is Extra Nice is the story of Little Annie and her dear grandfather Appoopan, set in Mattancherry. We sat down with Sruthi and Sanjana—creators of the book—to discuss their work and the exciting genre of kid-lit.

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Blog post / Quality of Electoral Rolls in Kerala

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, April 2021.

Excerpt : A comparative assessment of the voter population on the electoral rolls with the voter population in Kerala based on its current demographic trends reveals serious discrepancies in the electoral rolls used in the recently conducted Assembly elections.

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Blog post / Kerala’s Upper-Caste Women

Sruthi Herbert. “The Great Indian Kitchen: A Narrative of Upper-Caste Women’s Victimhood and Effortless Solidarities”.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, March 2021.

Excerpt : Sruthi Herbert writes about The Great Indian Kitchen’s attempt to frame upper-caste women’s interests as all women’s interests. 

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Podcast / Mruduladevi

മൃദുലാദേവി: ജാതീയത, സിനിമ, രാഷ്ട്രീയം

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, March 2021.

Excerpt : We speak with Mruduladevi S. about her multifaceted political interventions. Mruduladevi S. has become a well-recognised name after she composed beautiful songs in Paluva dialect for this year’s film The Great Indian Kitchen. However, for the past six years, she has been an active presence in Kerala’s cultural and political spheres as a Dalit–Ambedkarite feminist, writer, activist, and thinker.

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Blog post / Electoral Politics in Kerala

J. Prabhash. “Kerala 2021: Electoral Politics in Times of Post-Truth”.

Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, March 2021.

Excerpt : As Kerala gears towards Assembly Elections 2021, J Prabhash offers a critique of the strategies adopted by the major political fronts in the race to power, and the changing dynamics of Kerala’s electoral politics.

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Blog post / Enslavebility in Dutch-Ruled Cochin

Alexander Geelen. “Testimonies of Enslavement: Enslavebility in Dutch-Ruled Cochin”.
Ala: A Kerala Studies Blog, December 2020.

Excerpt : What did it mean to be deemed ‘enslavable’ by the Dutch colonisers in south India? Geelen writes about neglected archives in Kerala that can help answer this question and provide valuable insight into the lived experiences of enslaved people in Dutch-ruled Cochin.

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