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Multi-Dimensional Explanation of Mappila Militancy in Malabar

deforestation, etc) would eventually force most governments to change their strategy if the planet is still to survive. However the structural changes that many of the industrialised countries are going through in the shift from energy intensive and material intensive economic activities gives further credence to the book's thesis. If the public sector intervenes in the industrialised countries per capita energy consumption "could be cut by some 50 per cent... clearing away the institutional obstacles and market imperfections which stand in the way of achieving the full range of energy efficiencies which are technically and economically feasible". The developing countries would MOST of the analyses of the so-called 'Mappila revolts' of colonial Malabar are caught in the contradictory duality of their economic and communal dimensions. No version cotild neglect completely the alternative explanation to its own. Nevertheless, it is surprising that no one so far had approached the subject from a multidimensional perspective. K N Panikkar not only analyses the subject from such a perspective, but does it convincingly too.

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