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Assessing Shetkari Sanghatana

Assessing Shetkari Sanghatana Krishnendu Ray Satish Kumar Jha THIS is in response to the comment by Gail Omvedt and Chetna Galla (EPW, November 7) on K Balagopal's review of "The Peasant Movement Today" (EPW, September 5-12). Let us make it clear at the very outset that we hold no brief for Balagopal; our chief concern is to examine in some detail the implications of certain ideological stances that Omvedt and Galla have maintained in the course of their defence of the Shetkari Sanghatana. What has taken us by surprise is the haste with which Omvedt has reached certain conclusions in view of her considerable reputation as a serious marxist analyst and activist.
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