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Neoliberalism in Indian Agriculture & the Struggle against the Farm Laws

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

R Ramakumar (Professor, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai & Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London)

In November 2021, the farmer struggles in India met with unprecedented success when the Union government of India withdrew three bills that were seen as a threat to farmer livelihoods in North India. This talk shall discuss the state of Indian agriculture, the location of the protest within the country’s agricultural policies and what has been the impact of these protests.

Discussant: Jens Lerche, Reader, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Note: This event is co-organized by the Centre for Labour and Global Production, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Correspondence for this event: l.campling@qmul.ac.uk


June 29
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Centre for Labour and Global Production, QMUL
Journal of Agrarian Change


Bancroft Room 3.26
Bancroft Building, QMUL, Mile End Campus
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