The Kisan Long March in Maharashtra

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Authors: Ashok Dhawale, P. Sainath, Sudhanva Deshpande
Edited by Vijay Prashad

9789380118703 | PB | pp. 65 | 2018 | Leftword

This book documents one of the more inspiring struggles of our time – the fight of the kisans (farmers) of Maharashtra against a government committed to money more than people.This book contains photographs.

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It was an incredible sight – 40,000 poor farmers and landless labourers walking over 200 kilometres, from Nashik to Mumbai. They captured the city’s imagination and left it with an enduring memory. They outsmarted far more powerful adversaries. They made the deaf hear and the blind see.

This book documents one of the more inspiring struggles of our time – the fight of the kisans of Maharashtra against a government committed to money more than people. How did it come about? What were the causes that led to it? How much work did the All India Kisan Sabha put into this extraordinarily disciplined, democratic and dignified protest?

Ashok Dhawale, one of the main leaders of the march, writes a lengthy and detailed essay that is analytical as well as gives a rich sense of the nuts and bolts of the march. Sudhanva Deshpande’s Afterword profiles some of the organisers who made the march possible. This slim, readable volume, with stunning photographs reproduced in full colour, also contains a Preface by P. Sainath, India’s most important chronicler of agrarian conditions and rural distress over the past three decades.

Additional information

Author:

Ashok Dhawale, P. Sainath, Sudhanva Deshpande
Edited by Vijay Prashad

ISBN:

9789380118703

Publisher

Leftword Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages

65

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Authors

Ashok Dhawale is President, All India Kisan Sabha, and member of the
Central Committee of the CPI(M).

Palagummi Sainath (born 1957), one of India’s best-known journalists, is the founding editor of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI).

Sudhanva Deshpande is an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a radical political theatre group based in New Delhi, and Managing Editor with LeftWord Books since its inception in 1999.

Vijay Prashad is the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

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