Agrarian Movements in Neoliberal India: A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh Vyvasaya Vruthidarula Union

K. C. Smitha
  • Agrarian South Journal of Political Economy, June 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/2277976018778626

Class mobilisation of Agrarian Workers

What is it about?

The study reflects upon the need to organise agrarian workers as a part of the segmented informal agrarian movements in neoliberal India. The study addresses three central issues in the debate of organising the informal sector, particularly the agriculture workers in India: the need for organising agriculture workers, what has been done so far, capture the agents/institutions/processes on how the unionising efforts and struggles thrive to establish the discourse of discontent against neoliberalism and global capital.

Why is it important?

The purpose was to discern specific nature and processes (the context, forms of agency and mechanisms) involved in agrarian movements and the role of APVVUs in India.


Smitha Kanekanti Chandrashekar (Author)
Institute for Social and Economic Change

Hope this article draws attention to the operating context of neo-liberalisation and subsequent political economy of agrarian changes those impact on informal sector workers, mainly the agriculture workers in India.

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