The result is they are now considered from a higher class as their incomes are disproportionately higher than the new wave of migrant worker families.What happened was the Kerala women and men worked in places like UAE and sent money back home, this facilitated the development of Kerala land and perpetuated a cycle of workers going to the gulf states.This is a lot of money considering the standard of living in India.Therefore, although Malayali girls in Dubai may have roots in a village in South Western India, they have reach a reasonably high economic level.In fact it is considered generally as the most develop part of India.This part of India is coastal and tropical, many people consider it a tropical paradise, however, for me it is a little too tropical as it is very wet. It is a stark contrast to the desert of the Arabian peninsula where many of these people work.Her education and luck of geogrpahy allowed us to bridge the artificial gap of culture and our minds and hearts could connect.
Remember class is important in India, although this is going away, it is still a society that has class divisions ingrained in their collective unconsciousness.
This pushed Trivandrum or Mallui girls from the working class to the upper classes or at least professional class in many circumstances.
About 20% of the income of people living in Kerala come from remittances from the gulf states and this amounts to about 7 billion dollars a year.
Here is a website to read more about the culture of Kerala girls and what their homeland is like beyond Dubai world and working and living in the Persian gulf.
I think the website is good although the large image at the top is not easy in terms of usability.