Unraveling Farmer Suicides in India: Egoism and Masculinity in Peasant Life
Nilotpal Kumar
  • ISBN : 9780199466856
  • year : 2017
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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.