Shri T.P. Mathew and Smt.
Saramma Mathew; born at Kottappuram, near
Ph.D in Economics; Economist, Political
Started Political life
as an S.F.I. activist (1971); was S.F.I.
Office bearer of Ernakulam Maharaja’s College
Union (1973-74); S.F.I. Ernakulam District
President (1974-80); President, S.F.I. State
Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala
Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre
studies from 1980 to 2001. Awarded
Doctorate in 1985; was State planning Board
Member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir
Centre (C.I.T.U), Parliamentary Party Secretary
of C.P.I. (M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly
(2001-2006); C.P.I. (M) State Committee Member
Since 1991; was Minister for Finance
a number of articles on Economics, Planning and
Politics in the leading Regional, National and
International Periodicals. Presented Lectures
and Papers in National and International
Conferences and Seminars.
many books in English including:
Science for Social Revolution (with Dr.
B. Ekbal) (1989)
Modernisation and Employment : The coir
Industry in Kerala (with R.A. Van Stuijveberg
and K.N. Nair)
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:
People’s Campaign for De Centralised Planning
(With Richard W. Franke) (2000)
many books in Malayalam also.
Kariyunna Kalpavriksham (with M.P.
Arthasasthram Harisree (1986)
Lokabankum Nanayanidhiyum (1986)
Keralam: Mannum Manushyanum (1987)
Keezhadangalinte Arthasasthram (with N.
Alappuzhayude Samarapatha (1996)
Janakeeyasoothranam : Chodhyangalum
Janakeeyasoothranam : Sidhanthavum
Kerala Vikasanam : Janapakshathuninnulla
Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Development
Previously elected to K.L.A in 2001 and 2006.