Kerala Education Bill


If there is one other legislation which was so intensly debated in Kerala above the Education Bill of 1957, it was the Agrarian Relations bill which was presented by the first elected Communist Government which came to power under the leadership of EMS Namboothiripad. The resistance and the modes of protest adopted by it and the after effects have formed the important components of Kerala history itself. The Education Bill, have attracted intense responses from certain quarters. It seems there were among those who supported the two bills who felt that such large scale protest would not have emerged had only one among the two bills were presented. In the context of such apprehensions,the discussion about the Kerala Education bill of 1957, seeks to probe into the issue of whether there were any socio-scientific or historic reasons behind the protest against there two legislations, which culminated in the ‘liberation’ struggle.

Speech By Education Minister

Discussions on Education Bill

KERALA EDUCATION BILL Facts And Fancies Response of Pubic Relations Department

Official Spokesman exposes sectional propaganda

Education Minister’s elucidation of bill

Public warned against crusaders:Press release

Demonstrators clash on issue of Education Bill:The Indian Express

Two Communists killed in clash in Edamalai estate:The Indian Express

Select Committee records evidence

The Kerala Education Bill-Background to policy:Press release

The attainments of to-day

Not a minority

The main objects of the Bill

Anti-education Bill demonstration:Press release

Procession in Trivandrum:Press Trust of India

Pro-Bill procession:The Indian Express

Education Minister’s reply.

Report of the Select Committee

Dissenting minutes of C.H.Muhammed Koya

Dissenting note.

Dissenting note by Thanupillai

Dissenting note by P. Kunjiraman Nambiar

Functions of the Local Educational Authority

The Kerala Education Bill -Select Committee Report-

The Kerala Education Bill-as presented to the Legislative Assembly.

Editorial Opinion :  Deccan Herald –The Indian ExpressThe Amrita Bazaar PatrikaThe Statesman

Issues in the Education Bill-Homa (K.P.Thomas)

Notes on the news-National Herald

Kerala Education Bill:The Hindu

Letter to the Editor:K.Kuruvila Jacob,The Hindu

Red Herring:The Free Press Journal

Reform of the Reformers:The Mail

The fortnight at home:The Times of India

Bowing to the Storm:The Indian Express

Regimentation of Education:The Amrita Bazaar Patrika

A Controversial Bill:The Statesman

Kerala Education Bill:The Hindu Aug 30

Education in Kerala:The Hindustan Times-Sep-5

Curate’s Egg :The Hindustan Standard-Sep 5

The Amrita Bazaar Patrika-Sep 7