Recent peer-reviewed publications and resources on Kerala. We circulate news of 100+ such items a year.


Martin, Matthew. Tantra, Ritual Performance and Politics in Nepal and Kerala: Embodying the Goddess-clan. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

P. R., Nisha. Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Rajan, S. Irudaya, ed. India Migration Report 2020: Kerala Model of Migration Surveys. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021.

Book chapters

Bajpai, Lopamudra Maitra. ‘Time, Palate and History: Relations between Kerala and Sri Lanka’. In India, Sri Lanka and the SAARC Region: History, Popular Culture and Heritage. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021.

John, Stanley. ‘The Rise of “New Generation” Churches in Kerala Christianity’. In World Christianity: Methodological Considerations, edited by Martha Frederiks and Dorottya Nagy, 19:271–91. Theology and Mission in World Christianity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2021.

Journal articles

Chacko, Mary Ann. ‘English-educated as “Ready-Made” Leaders: Re-Inscribing Distinction through the Student Police Cadet Project in Kerala, India.’ South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43, no. 4 (2020): 775–92.

Deepak, S. A., and S. Ramdoss. ‘The Life-Course Theory of Serial Killing: A Motivation Model’. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Published ahead of print, 17 December 2020.

Fan, Jiabin, Oliver Garretson, Antony Palackal, Paige Miller, and Wesley Shrum. ‘Bounded Solidarity and Mobile Technology: The Decline of Core Networks in Kerala’. Sociological Bulletin 69, no. 2 (August 2020): 191–214.

Halliburton, Murphy. ‘Hegemony versus Pluralism: Ayurveda and the Movement for Global Mental Health’. Anthropology & Medicine. Published ahead of print, 2 September 2020.


Swatantryavaadini – A memorial website for first-generation Malayali feminists. Archive of early Malayali feminist writing and biographies, legislative assembly debates, petitions, and more.

Updated: May 2021

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