Kerala Legislature: History and Politics
Prof. J Prabhash
Kerala Legislature: History and Politics is a graphic account of the functioning of the Kerala Legislature Assembly since 1957. Beginning with a discussion on the evolution of and history of the assembly, the electoral dynamics that has sustained it as a democratic institution, the socio economic background of its members and the Committee System, the book lead to the reader to the myriad ways in which it has fashioned the destiny of Kerala through the landmark legislations it has passed.
The author argues that Kerala Politics has drastically changed in the contemporary times and this formative context has thrown up many new challenges. To confront them the political society has to reinvent the transformative potential of the legislature as an agent of social change which, in turn, requires the fashioning of a transformative politics.