People used to ask me when I first went to Kerala as to what was I going to teach. I have always said that Kerala has been able to successfully navigate so many challenges through the centuries in a successful way, and I have always felt that this is the place that could give me hope. I have watched person after person (from the west) visit Kerala and be totally inspired. But we have all been people from the outside looking in. Now I really think it is important that those of you who are sort of boundary weavers, you need to take the best from your experience and marry it with these deep important traditions (just like Kerala has always done). Definitely, you are going to come out with something extraordinary and things that are important and foundational to the new Malayali society is going to come forth?
Rising Daughter, Silent Mother and Fading Grandmother
Rising Daughter, Silent Mother and Fading Grandmothers narrates the organic research journey of Rekha Govindan Kurup (the author) as a modern-day city-bred daughter of Kerala, India wanting to redefine, reclaim and re-inform her relationship with body and sexuality through the discovery and investigation of Matrilineal Nayar practices.