ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By K G Kumar

Temple Treasures, Claimant Pressures: Heritage and the Commons

The ongoing hullabaloo over the discovery of an unimaginably huge cache of treasure - in the form of precious stones, gold and silver jewellery, supposedly worth tens of thousands of crores of rupees - in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram throws up questions of cultural heritage and archaeological conservation for the common good of the people.

Kerala: A Left Turn

The resounding victory of the Left Democratic Front in Kerala was more than an expression of disgust at the corrupt misrule and otiose performance of the shamed United Democratic Front. It was also a call to arms for the LDF constituents to lift Kerala out of its development dilemma. Yet the early manoeuvres of and within the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the LDF's leading member, have left the electorate with more than a sense of dismay.