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Science in Participatory Development: The Achievements and Dilemmas of a Development Movement: The Case of Kerala Mathew Zachariah

Science in Participatory Development: The Achievements and Dilemmas of a Development Movement: The Case of Kerala

Mathew Zachariah

Published June 15th 1994
ISBN : 9781856492713
Hardcover
187 pages
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This is a critical analysis of the role played by the leading developing NGO in Kerala, India - the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP). One of the KSSPs most innovative activities has been proclaiming the relevance of science to villagers in itsMoreThis is a critical analysis of the role played by the leading developing NGO in Kerala, India - the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP). One of the KSSPs most innovative activities has been proclaiming the relevance of science to villagers in its science and culture jathas. Its key concerns are conscientizing and empowering ordinary people- opposing those Indian Government policies that mistreat the poor- ecological sensitivity (as its central role in getting the Silent Valley Dam cancelled bears witness)- efforts to involve women- and respect for indigenous cultures. The aim of the book is to improve understanding of indigenous cultures.