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Limits and Hopes: Political Action and Active Women

  • Robin Jeffrey
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)

Abstract

There is no Kerala model — neither in the sense of coherent policies that have produced specific results, nor a desirable goal that other parts of India or the world might wish to achieve. The remarkable social statistics that have intrigued scholars since the 1970s stem from the way in which public politics and the role of women took shape in the period between the 1920s and the 1950s amid the dissolution of old Kerala. The outcome in the 1990s is a society in which most people have skills (notably literacy) and some resources (perhaps a patch of ground) to prolong life and bandage the jagged edges of poverty. But hope and prospects lie elsewhere.

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Central Government Employment Exchange Woman Athlete Chief Minister Christian Woman 
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© Robin Jeffrey 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Jeffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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