Abstract: As the ongoing farmers struggle in India completes six
months, it has attracted global attention. The Indian diaspora has
taken special interest and played a key role in this movement.
What makes for this unexpected and extraordinary success of this
movement? What are the lessons here? What has the movement
achieved in the first six months? And, what is the roadmap and the
challenges ahead? What does this movement signal for the future
of Indian democracy?
Biography: Yogendra Yadav is an author, social activist, journalist and psephologist, whose primary interests are in the political and social sciences. He has taught Political Science at Panjab University, Chandigarh (1985- 93) and has been a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi since 2004. He has published a number of articles and books. His current book, Making Sense of Indian Democracy: Theory as Practice, was published in 2020. He was an editor and advisor for various publications, such as the European Journal of Political Research. He is the national convener of Jai Kisan Andolan (JKA), and also a convener of All India Kisan Sangarshana Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) that lead the current farmers movement in India.
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