The culture of Kerala is a combination of both Indian and Dravidian culture. The culture of Kerala has developed over the past millennia, influences from other parts of India and abroad. It is defined by its antiquity and the organic continuity sustained by the Malayali people. Modern Kerala society took shape owing to migrations from different parts of India and abroad throughout Classical Antiquity.
Samanwaya Community Development is a process where Malayalee community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. It is a broad concept, applied to improve various aspects of communities, typically aiming to build stronger and more resilient Malayalee communities in Canada and North Americas. It is a holistic approach grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, self-determination and collective action.