Indian farmers protests against the Modi Governments efforts to corporatize Indian agriculture have been unprecedented in their scale and intensity. Despite government and media efforts to discredit them and heavy handed repression, they have attracted support from all over the country and have persisted. What is at stake in them? What do they tell us about the state of Indian agriculture and economy and of Indian politics? Why should the rest of the world be interested?
The event will address the political, social, and economic dimensions and global ramifications of the Indian Farmers’ strike. Panelists to speak for 15 min followed by open discussion and Q&A.