It is good that opinions are posted in these columns by those who have something to say about education and politics.
As far as Kerala is concerned it has established as one of the leading States in the matter of both education and politics.
Though the present Kerala State came into being only in 1957, just fifty five years back, the modern education came into being more than hundred years back. It was three States then, Thiruvithancore, Kochi and Malabar (a district under the then Madras State). In all these three States colleges started functioning in the beginning of 19th century itself. Schools started functioning still earlier.
It was Kerala State which became the first State to become completely literate.
Political activities were also started very early. Kerala was the State to vote to power a Communist lead Government, perhaps first in the world political history (another small country is there which did the same earlier). Even now several political experiments are continuing in this State.
Gold Member, SPK