Jotirao Phule: The Mahatma who identified with the exploited farmer
In 1882, Jotirao Phule began touring the rural areas outside Pune, getting to know firsthand the plight of the kunbi cultivators, addressing large gatherings and organizing a boycott of Brahmins and moneylenders. The speeches that he wrote for these gatherings later became ‘Cultivator’s Whipcord’
Small or large, farmers are not parasites, Mr Prime Minister!
Drawing on his personal experience, Bhanwar Meghwanshi argues that the three farm laws, against which the farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi, are more damaging to small and landless farmers than to their richer counterparts