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

Articles By K T Rammohan

Munnar: Through the Lens of Political Ecology

The workers of the tea plantations of Munnar cannot bank on a future based on rising wages. A critical discussion of the history of settlement, plantations and accumulation in the region suggests that they need to acquire a share in the income from ecologically-sensitive tourism and from a tea that has a brand and therefore higher value, as also from better education in institutions established under corporate social responsibility activities.

Economic Man, the Fourth Estate and CPI(M) in Kerala

The factional conflict within the Kerala CPI(M) cannot be dismissed as an inner-party affair of no concern to others. Now when the party is in power, it has crucial implications for governance and it directly affects the people. It is also necessary to recognise that several aspects of the conflict that are specific to Kerala's economy and society and are influential in turning democratic dissent into a factional war are the rapid spread of consumerism and a high media density.