Unraveling farmer suicides in India : egoism and masculinity in peasant life

Kumar, Nilotpal (2017) Unraveling farmer suicides in India : egoism and masculinity in peasant life. Oxford University Press, New Delhi. ISBN 9780199466856

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Abstract

Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India contests the conventional notion of farmers’ suicides as seen through the limited scope of agrarian economic distress. Through an ethnographic study in the district of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, it delves into the transformations in production, consumption, social relationship, and gender identities in present-day south India. Exploring these interconnected shifts, it interrogates the peripheral factors ascribed to farmer suicides and presents an alternative and more nuanced reality behind this grave crisis. The author contends that rural farmer suicides relate to emerging mentalities and interactions around status, equality, and honour in contemporary India.

Item Type: Book
Authors: Kumar, Nilotpal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecology, Social meanings, Cash crop cultivation
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Production > Sustainable development
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
Related URLs:
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/554
Publisher URL: https://india.oup.com/product/unraveling-farmer-su...

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