Emily Tamkin, the US editor of the New Statesman, interviews Mukulika Banerjee about her new book, Cultivating Democracy: Politics and Citizenship in Agrarian India.
They discuss the farmers’ protests that eventually led to a government U-turn in India, the history of the country’s rural politics and the health of democracy in the subcontinent.
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India reveres its democracy, but the room for dissent is shrinking
Claims of conspiracy behind India’s farmers’ protests carry a warning for the world
How a farmers’ protest in India evolved into a mass movement that refuses to fade
How India’s farmers’ protests went global
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