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How farmers fight for democracy in India, with Mukulika Banerjee

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 Indian rural politics and the health of democracy in the subcontinent.

 

If you have a You Ask Us question for the international team, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

 

Further reading:

 

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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