Taking the bull by its horns: The political economic logics of new farm laws and agrarian dissent in India

Mohammad Amir Anwar*, Adnan Shakeel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Indian government’s latest series of farm laws (a set of three acts) have sparked protests by farmers around the country. This viewpoint argues that the new farm laws are designed to deepen capitalism within the countryside by liberalising agricultural trade in the country. It highlights the political economic logics of the new farm laws and outlines the contradictions inherent in these laws. It also argues that the agrarian dissent is fractured around the class lines and that we need broad movements for social justice to address growing socio-economic inequalities in the country.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary South Asia
Early online date10 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • economic reforms
  • farm laws
  • food security
  • agrarian dissent
  • India

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