Why India’s Economy Doesn’t Work

Economic woes that fueled last year’s unrest continue to hammer farmers and millions of others.

A farmer at a New Delhi protest site the day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to repeal the three farm laws that would have deregulated the Indian agriculture sector, November 2021 (Getty Images).

On a sunny Delhi afternoon last December, farmers were preparing to finally go back to their homes. For over a year, they were on the borders of India’s national capital, protesting three new agricultural laws by the country’s right-wing prime minister, Narendra Modi. “We have defeated Modi,” said Sartaj Singh as he danced to a […]

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