It was an incredible sight – 40,000 poor farmers and landless labourers walking over 200 kilometres, from Nashik to Mumbai. They captured the city’s imagination and left it with an enduring memory. They outsmarted far more powerful adversaries. They made the deaf hear and the blind see.
This book documents one of the more inspiring struggles of our time –
the fight of the kisans of Maharashtra against a government committed to
money more than people. How did it come about? What were the causes
that led to it? How much work did the All India Kisan Sabha put into this
extraordinarily disciplined, democratic and dignified protest?