I opened my wordpress account and I was just sitting in front of my laptop. I was not sure what to write. I just thught for a moment and then I thought why can’t I write about my state. It will be really interesting, if you know more about my state, Kerala. Many may be wondering where this kerala is. It is just a state in India. And I am sure everyone must have heard about this great country-India. I was just wondering why India was not named as United States of India, rather than just India. Even if all the states differ in their culture and language, we call it together as the great country, India. I feel I am talking out of my topic and I would like to tell about my state here rather than my country. It is not because Kerala has shown such a great character, but just because India is an union of many such great characters.
About Kerala, the basic demographic and geographical features are available in Wikipedia. It is composed of 14 districts. It extends from Kasaragod in the north till Trivandrum in the south. I am a person from Kasaragod district in the state of Kerala. I had travelled across all the districts in Kerala, except Pattanamtitta and Malappuram. The uniqueness among all the districts in Kerala has caught my eyes the most. It is like Kochi is not so big, but Kasaragod is not so small. You may be wondering why I referenced Kasaragod, coz I had just compared two cities in Kerala, where Kochi is one of the biggest and Kasaragod is one of the smallest cities in Kerala.
What more, just check HDI index of Kerala. You will amazed as the index rating is so high. You will be amazed if you know that Kerala’s HDI is a bit more than USA. Am I crazy? No. I am not kidding. If Kerala were a country, there will be only two countries in this world (Australia and Norway), which has an HDI index higher than that of Kerala. I am so sure, there will be someone who donot know about HDI or Human Development Index. I would recommened http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index to know more about HDI. You may also see such amazing reports on sex ratio, infant mortality ratio and many other measures.
The social developments in Kerala is just at a superior level, which actually tells silently to other countries to learn from Kerala. What made Kerala to show such a higher level of Social development? I had seen many blogs supporting the first democratically elected communist government in Kerala. But I have a very different opinion on that. The social development and the empowerment of women in Kerala has actually started many years before the communist government has actually elected. The great Kings of different areas were very good ruling Kerala inorder to bring social development in the state. It should be also noted that Kerala was actually not controlled by the british for a longer time. Many kingdoms just tried to go along with the British. It is because of that fact, you can still see the Kings and Queens at Tiruvitamkoore(Comes under Trivandrum) and many other dynasties in Kerala.
What could have made Kerala different. There were so many records saying about the trade relation of Kerala with many other countries. This can one of the most important cause for the social development in Kerala. As Kerala is open to sea, there were many trade links between different counties and Kerala had trade and had a connection with many other cultures along the world.
Isn’t these news amazing? The wonders on Kerala and it’s history has not ended. It is so brief and one must have to study it for days. For the time, I am stopping here. I will coming up with more posts in the future.
Thank you for reading