Thomas Isaac

Thomas Isaac


There are Goebbelsian moves to change the Gandhi narrative...The feeble condemnation of these despicable acts and the perpetrators continuing to strut on the political stage makes one feel that they are all well orchestrated acts to test the mood of the nation, to find out if the time of the second murder is right. That this should happen while the nation is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is very ironic, to put it mildly.

See: Kerala budget and the Gandhi assasination

Dr. T M Thomas Isaac is the finance minister of the State of Kerala in the ministry of Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Dr. Isaac has won in Kerala Assembly elections in 2016 from Alleppey constituency in Alappuzha District. He is a four-time MLA from Alappuzha. He was previously elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2001 & 2006 from Mararikkulam Assembly Constituency and in 2011 from Alappuzha Assembly constituency.

Dr. Isaac  started his political life as an SFI activist in 1971; he was an office bearer of Ernakulam Maharaja's College Union (1973-74); SFI Ernakulam District President (1974-80); President, SFI State Committee (1979); Senior Activist of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad from 1977; Research Associate, Associate Fellow, Fellow of Centre for Development studies from 1980 to 2001. He was awarded a doctorate in 1985; was State Planning Board member from 1996 to 2001; State President, Coir Centre (CITU), Parliamentary Party Secretary of CPI(M) in Kerala Legislative Assembly (2001-2006); CPI(M) State Committee Member Since 1991; was Minister for Finance (2006-2011); Central Committee member of CPI(M) since 2008.

Thomas Isaac is a noted economist and politician. He has authored a number of articles on economics, planning and politics, has published in leading regional, national and international periodicals, presented lectures and papers in National and International Conferences and seminars. Dr. Isaac is the author of more than 50 books, both in Malayalam and English.

He won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award for ‘Keralam: Mannum Manushyanum' in 1989. Other books include: Science for Social Revolution: The Experience of Kerala Shastra Sahithya Parishad with B. Ekbal (1989); Modernisation and Employment: The Coir Industry in Kerala with R.A Van Stuijveberg and K.N Nair (1984); Daridryathinte Arthasasthram  (1985); Lokabankum Nanayanidhiyum (1986); Alappuzhayude Samarapatha (1996); Janakeeyasoothranam: Sidhanthavum Prayogavum (1998); and Kerala Vikasanam: Janapakshathuninnulla Porattam (2006); Marunna Manasukal Malinyamakalunna Theruvukal (2014) ; Face book Dairy (2016) etc.