Agrarian crisis

Punjab’s arhtiyas: sins of commission

“There is no such thing as a crisis in agriculture.” Meet Darshan Singh Sanghera, vice president of Punjab’s powerful Arhtiyas Association. And boss of its Barnala district chapter. Arhtiyas are commission agents, a link between […]

Agrarian crisis

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest body of small farmers and labourers on earth fighting to save their livelihoods. […]

Agrarian crisis

In India, Farmers Face a Terrifying Crisis

On March 6, about 40,000 subsistence farmers and landless peasants, many from impoverished indigenous tribes, marched to Mumbai from Nashik, a city 112 miles northeast of India’s commercial capital. The sea of humanity flooding the […]