After a yearlong battle, Indian farmers have forced Narendra Modi to repeal his neoliberal farm laws. The movement that took on Modi and won is a powerful blow against India’s ruling Hindu nationalists.
Ashique Ali T is a research scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
India’s neoliberal turn has had a devastating impact on farming communities. But in Kerala, a Communist-led government has sponsored highly successful agricultural cooperatives that promote solidarity over competition.