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Webinar: Farmers' Protests: The Political Economy of Modi's India

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Indian farmers won a famous and decisive victory in November 2021 against the Indian state, after a year-long agitation, when three farm laws that the Indian government had proposed without democratic consultations in August 2020 were withdrawn unconditionally. Why did farmers protest the new farm laws? Who was supposed to benefit from these new laws? How does this agitation help us understand India's political economy under the current political dispensation? This panel will address these and other questions pertaining to class, gender and caste dimensions of this agitation.

Speakers: Barbara Harriss-White, Jayati Ghosh, Navsharan Singh, Surinder Jodhka, and CP Chandrasekhar.

Chair: Smriti Rao

Discussants: Sirisha Naidu and Vamsi Vakulabharanam.

Event Information

Event Date March 4, 2022 9:00 am

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