Recent Submissions

  • Redistribution and recognition: land reforms in Kerala and the limits of culturalism 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2011. "Redistribution and recognition: land reforms in Kerala and the limits of culturalism." Journal of Peasant Studies 38(2): 379-411.
    The most important achievements of the Communist governments in Kerala, India were the implementation of the land reforms and the legislation of the Agricultural Workers' Act. Using ethnographic and archival research ...
  • The 'Poverty' of Political Society: Partha Chatterjee and the People's Plan Campaign in Kerala, India 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2010. "The 'Poverty' of Political Society: Partha Chatterjee and the People's Plan Campaign in Kerala, India." Third World Quarterly 31(2): 295-314.
    Prominent postcolonial thinker Partha Chatterjee's concept of political society is an important one in understanding the vast domain of politics in the 'Third World' which falls outside hegemonic Western notions of the ...
  • Construction of the 'National-Popular': Communism and the Founding of Democracy in Kerala 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2005. "Construction of the 'National-Popular': Communism and the Founding of Democracy in Kerala." Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association: 1-61.
    The article discusses the triumph of the Communist Party in Kerala, India. The Communist Party managed to unify different class groups by construction class consciousness. The party launched massive campaigns targeting ...
  • Capital, interrupted: agrarian development and the politics of work in India 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2009. "Capital, interrupted: agrarian development and the politics of work in India." Journal of Peasant Studies 36(2): 464-466.
    No abstract available.
  • Test5 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2005. "Test5." Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association: 1.
    No abstract available.
  • The rise of the national-popular and its limits: communism and the cultural in Kerala 

    Mannathukkaren, Nissim. 2013. "The rise of the national-popular and its limits: communism and the cultural in Kerala." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 14(4): 494-518.
    The emergence of the communist movement in Kerala, India in a society that was characterized by immense divisions of caste and class is significant for understanding social transformation. What is of particular importance ...