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Ravinder Kaur

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Year of Publication: 2021

Kaur, Ravinder, How a Farmers' Protest in India Evolved into a Mass Movement that Refuses to Fade, New Statesman, 2021

Kaur explains the social and economic context within which the Modi government introduced the new farm laws. These, he argues, will result in an unending cycle of structural adjustments, disinvestment and privatization, that farmers fear will lead  to debts and dispossession. He outlines how the farmers are, despite intimidation, developing solidarity across caste, class, religion and regional divides.