Farmer's Protest in India: Issues and Contexts

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Damdama College, Guwahati

  Call for Papers

The recent farm laws enacted by the Government of India has led to a series of violent and bitter confrontation between farmers and policymakers. While the government believes that the new laws would help farmers get a bigger market for their products and eventually minimise the role of middlemen, farmers believe that the Government’s decision to withdraw a minimum support price (MSP) for their their goods would put them to the mercy of big corporations. Farmers have staged protests across the country, blocking roads and highways, while the state machinery has responded by enforcing punitive measures-using lathi charges to disperse the assembled mobs.  Farmers continue to respond throug songs and dances. As a result, protesters have been able to connect to a whole spectrum of viewers across nations, who now see the laws as flawed and even dangerous. The media has also become involved in the issue, either supporting the government or else the farmers. In the later case, they have been reprimanded and even policed to the extent of closing their ‘offices ’' so that they now ask if this is the end of democracy in India.

The Journal of Social Dialogues, seeks original and scholarly articles around this theme. The journal is particularly interested in the interaction between the protests as a public discourse, its spectacle to the economic  policies for the present age. Articles should cut across  disciplines and possible submissions include, though not limited to the following areas 1) the narrative engagements of protests (2) Globalisation and markets (3) Farmer rights (4) Media, democracy and Violence (5) Development and the new nomads.

Articles in around 6000 words, in APA format and within 30th  May, 2021 are invited from scholars, media persons, writers and policy makers on the afore mentioned theme. All articles should be accompanied by a Urkund plagiarism check report and a declaration that the same has not been submitted elsewhere. Authors should not write their names or institional affiliation at the main body of the article. The same should be given in a separate sheet. Articles should be in Times New Roman, 12 font and 1.5 spacing. 

The Journal of Social Dialogues is an e-ISSN, double peer reviewed journal that publishes essays and book reviews on social and political issues of current interest. Please visit the journal website jsd.damdamacollege.edu for more details. You may also visit the college websit www.damdamacollege.edu.in for more details. All articles may be submitted at editordc1@yahoo.com. For other queries mail at saurav.sengupta9@gmail.com