Farm laws, Indian capitalism and Hindutva by Pritam Singh

Fall 2021
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As part of Hindutva’s politico-economic perspective on India, with a specific focus on the agrarian economy, the current Bharatiya Janata Party government (henceforth the BJP), which represents Hindutva ideology, brought in three Ordinances on June 5, 2020, in the name of reforming agricultural marketing and improving farmer welfare. All three were given hurried Parliamentary and Presidential approval, without stakeholder consultation or proper parliamentary scrutiny, before becoming law in September 2020 (Singh, T et al 2021).1 These Ordinances were the following: the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020; the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.2

Keywords: Hindutva, British Imperialism, Independence, nationalism, farm laws

Farm laws, Indian capitalism and Hindutva by Pritam Singh
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Pritam Singh
Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford, UK

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