On the Farmers’ Movement – Editorial Team

Spring 2021 Introduction Special Issues on Farmers’ Movement in India – Part 1 The Sikh Research Journal (SRJ) is meant to build bridges between scholars inthe field of Sikh and Punjabi Studies, academics from other disciplines, membersof the Sikh community, South Asians and others. The farmers’ movement, just asit has catalyzed issues and concerns beyond … Read more

Farm Laws versus Field Realities: Understanding India’s Agricultural Markets by Shoumitro Chatterjee, Mekhala Krishnamurthy

Spring 2021 Abstract This paper evaluates the actual state of agricultural markets and existing agricultural marketregulation in India. It contrasts this with the design of the new “farm laws,” and argues thatthose reforms may be misdirected in many respects. The paper makes a case for betterunderstanding of intermediation, the need for several kinds of public … Read more

India’s Agricultural Market Acts of 2020: Implications for (small) farmers with special reference to Punjab by Sukhpal Singh

Spring 2021 Abstract Agricultural markets are key to ensuring higher farmer incomes, but in India, agriculturalmarket reforms have been stuck for almost two decades as agriculture is a state subject. TheUnion Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare (MoAFW) framed two new Acts onagricultural produce wholesale markets and contract farming (besides amending the EssentialCommodities Act, 1955) … Read more

Poem: The First Time by Gurbhajan Gill

Spring 2021 Poem: The First Time by Gurbhajan Gill – Click the PDF icon to view, right-click to save as. More Papers in the Farmers’ Movement Part 1 Other papers in this volume

Poem: Sons of the Soil by Baljit Singh Virk

Spring 2021 Poem: Sons of the Soil by Baljit Singh Virk- Click the PDF icon to view, right-click to save as. More Papers in the Farmers’ Movement Part 1 Other papers in this volume

Faith, Trauma, and Transnational Connections in India’s Farmer Protests by Shruti Devgan

Spring 2021 Snippet Reprinted with permission fromBerkley Forum: Sikh Identity in the Indian Farm ProtestsBerkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs It has been months since Indian farmers have been protesting against three newagricultural laws instituted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government.Contrary to government claims about the laws boosting efficiency in the farmingsector, … Read more