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


Punathil, Salah. Interrogating Communalism: Violence, Citizenship and Minorities in South India. Abingdon (UK): Routledge, 2019.

Book chapter

Nirmala V. U. ‘Temple as a Site of Contestation: The Left’s Engagement with Hindu Identity Politics in Kerala’. In Left Politics in South Asia: Reframing the Agenda, edited by Ravi Kumar, 271-307. Delhi: Aakar Books, 2019.

Journal articles

Abraham, Leena. ‘Sociology of a Regional Medicine: Inheritance Capital, Social Network, and Institutional Strategies in the Making of Contemporary Ayurveda in Kerala’, Asian Medicine 13, nos. 1-2 (Sep 2018): 276–97.

Alex, Shiju, Cibu C. J., and Sunil V. S. ‘Mundakayam: Malayala Achadiyile Ariyappedatha Charithram’, Malayalam Research Journal 11, no. 3 (September-December 2018): 4235–55.

Jeychandran, Neelima. ‘Navigating African Sacred Geography: Shrines for African Sufi Saints and Spirits in India’. Journal of Africana Religions 7, no. 1 (2019): 17-36. Project MUSE.

Kailash, K. K. ‘Dhritarashtra’s Embrace: Big and Small Parties in Kerala and Tamil Nadu’. Contemporary South Asia 27, no. 1 (2019): 73–87.

Kumar, Manoj Therayil, Nilamadhab Kar, and Sebind Kumar. ‘Prevalence of Child Abuse in Kerala, India: An ICAST-CH Based Survey’. Child Abuse & Neglect 89 (March 2019): 87–98.

Oommen, Thomas. ‘Rethinking Indian Modernity from the Margins: Architectural Politics in Thiruvananthapuram in the 1970s’. Architectural Theory Review. Published ahead of print, 19 March 2019.

Vinayan, Sruthi, and Merin Simi Raj. ‘The Politics of Representation and the “Ideal Malayalee Woman”: Remembering Malayalam Women’s Magazines of the Early 20th-century Kerala, South India’. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Published ahead of print, 15 February 2019.


Centre for Development Studies. Kerala Migration Survey 2018. Data sets, questionnaire, and code-sheet.

Updated: April 2019

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