What is it about?

From November 2020 to December 2021, hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers occupied the borders of Delhi to protest three pro-corporate agricultural bills. This article analyzes the political alternatives to neoliberal capitalist exploitation and state repression contained within the movement's tactics and strategies.

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Why is it important?

Responding to an era of mounting crises, this article shows how popular movements across the world contain emancipatory possibilities that defy the terms of civil protest.

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This article is dedicated to the 700+ farmers who lost their lives in the course of the struggle. May we honor their memory with our solidarity. If you have any trouble accessing this article, please reach out to me, and I will happily send you a copy of it.

Sarang Narasimhaiah

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This page is a summary of: Farmers against Fascism: How India’s Farmers’ Protests Cultivated Alternatives to Neoliberal Hindu Nationalist Dystopia, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, February 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15691497-12341609.
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