ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Making and Unmaking of Kerala’s Strongman

Pinarayi Vijayan took charge as the chief minister of Kerala with a “strongman image” after leading the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the state with a firm hand for a record 17 years. As his government celebrates its first anniversary, this article examines the criticism his government is facing.

Nightmares of an Agricultural Capitalist Economy

This essay presents the findings of a detailed study, done in late 2014, of the conditions of tea estate workers in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. It attempts to place these findings in the context of larger debates over capitalist agriculture and current policy efforts to promote corporatisation and commercialisation of the sector.
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