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Date of Birth: 26 September, 1952
Place of Birth: Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala
Father: T P Mathew
Mother: Saramma Mathew
1985 Ph.D., Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Thesis Title: “Class Struggle and Industrial Structure: A Study of Coir Weaving Industry in Kerala, 1859-1980”
1978 M. Phil., Economics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
1977 M. A., Economics University Of Kerala, Trivandrum
1974 B. A., Economics University Of Kerala, Trivandrum
Honorary Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Associate Fellow At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Research Associate At Centre For Development Studies, Trivandrum
Publications – Books only In English
"Science for Social Revolution" With Dr. B Ekbal, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad
“Modernisation And Employment: The Coir Industry in Kerala” With R. A. Van Stuijvenberg and K. N. Nair. Indo-Dutch Studies on Development Alternatives, New Delhi: Sage Publications.
"Democracy At Work In An Industrial Co-Operative: The Story Of Kerala Dinesh Beedi" With Richard W Franke And Pyaralal Raghavan
"Local Democracy And Development: Peoples' Campaign For Decentralised Planning" With Richard W Franke,
“The Withering Coconut” Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad. Trivandrum.
“Political Economy of Poverty”, Chintha Publishers Trivandrum.
“Economic Crisis in the Capitalist World” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum “ABC of Political Economy” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum
“The World Bank and IMF”, Social Scientist Press. Trivandrum “Kerala: Land And Man” Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad Trivandrum.
“Science For Social Revolution: The Experience of Kerala” Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Trivandrum
“The Politics of Peoples Plan Campaign” DC Books, Kottayam
“Hidden Folios of Liberation Struggle” Chintha Publishers Trivandrum“How Mirages form – Experience of Kanjikuzhy” DC Books Kottayam
Courses taught during the last five years at the Centre for Development Studies
Poverty, unemployment and income distribution.Trends in population, labour force and occupational structureGrowth and long distance trade, transportation and manufacturing in independent India.
Areas of Specialisation
Political Economy of Kerala Labour History of KeralaProblems of formation of industrial organisation, agrarian structures and social movements.
Government and Nonprofit Organization Positions Held
Chairman of the sub-committee of Panchayati Raj Ministers
Re-elected as Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly from Mararikulam Assembly segment and at present Finance Minister of Kerala
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly representing Mararikulam Assembly segment
Member of Kerala State Planning Board, 1996-1999.
Secretary of Academic Committee, International Congress on Kerala Studies, 1994.
Chairman of Special Task Force, Coir Industry, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum.
Member of Executive Committee and Governing Body, Centre for Earth Sciences, Trivandrum
Member of Advisory Board, Kerala State Gazateer, Trivandrum, 1987-1991.
Member of Research Advisory Committee, Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Palghat,
Member of Executive Committee, Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad, Trivandrum
Member of Steering Committee on Decentralised Planning and Planning for Rural Development, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum 1988-1990.
Member of Steering Committee on Industry and Mining, Kerala State Planning Board, Trivandrum 1988-1990.
University Union Councilor from Ernakulam Maharajas College Union (1973-74)
SFI Ernakulam District President and SFI State Committee Member (1974-80)Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Committee Member since 1989Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala State Secretariat Member since 2002 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Central Committee Member 2008
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